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R. II . Marsh, I). D Oxford, N. C. 


R. B. White Franklinton, N. C. 

R. L. Moore Mars Hill, N. C. 

Samuel Huffman Morganton, N. C. 


N. B. Broughton Raleigh, N. C. 


Hight C Moore New Bern. X. C. 


Walters Durham Raleigh, N. C. 


J. M. Stoker Asheville, N. C. 


J. B. Martin ...... Raleigh, N. C. 


Livingston Johnson .. . . . . .. Raleigh, N. C. 

trustees : 

W. ('. Tyrek.... .... .... ..Durham, N. C. 

C. M. Cooke Louisburg, N. C. 

F. P. Hobgood ( )xford, N. C. 

T. H. Briggs Raleigh, N. < . 

L. R Mills . . Wake Forest. X. C. 


1. The Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male 
representatives from each white Association in the State and one 
annual male representative appointed by the churches for every ten 
dollars contributed to its funds, and of such male life members as 
have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at any one tune 
to the Treasurer for the objects of the Convention. No church shall 
have more than ten representatives. No one shall be a member of 
the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a Baptist 
Church in fellowship with us, and no other life member shall be 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage 
and support Wake Forest College; to educate young men called of 
God to the ministry, and approved by the churches to which they be- 
long; to encourage education among all the people of the State; to 
support the gospel in all the destitute sections of the State and of the 
Southern Baptist Convention; to send the gospel to the nations who 
have it not; to encourage the distribution and study of the "Bible and 
a sound religious literature; to assist Baptist churches in the erec- 
tion of suitable houses of worship; to encourage the proper care of 
indigent orphan children and destitute and aged ministers of the 
gospel, and to co-operate with the Southern Baptist Convention in all 
its departments of labor. 

3. This Convention shall meet annually, on Wednesday after the 
first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding 
Secretary, a Treasurer, and Auditor, and five Trustees, all of whom, 
except the Trustees (who shall serve during the pleasure of the Con- 
vention), shall be elected annually. 

J. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance 
with Dr. Kerfoot's Parliamentary Law. One of the Vice-Presidents 
shall preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the pro- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and 
publish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in the Con- 
vention; make public acknowledgment of the same each week 
through the Biblical Recorder; give his bond to the Trustees; for- 
ward, at least once a month, all contributions to their destination; at 
every meeting of the Convention make a full report of his receipts 
and disbursements, and, on retiring from his office, turn over to his 
successor all moneys, papers and books belonging thereto. 

8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all 
property belonging to, or which may be acquired by the Convention, 


and take a sufficient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions 
and amount of the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case 
the Treasurer shall refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty 
days after his election, the Trustees shall have power to elect a 
Treasurer. They shall report annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Conven- 
tion, examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, 
papers and books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the facts in 
the case shall be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention; assist the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor 
to promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist 
promising and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare them- 
selves for the more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention, so far 
as the means at its disposal will allow; supply all destitute portions 
of the State with faithful and efficient ministers of the gospel; give 
pecuniary aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of wor- 
ship at proper points in the State, and in cases where pecuniary aid 
can not be given, commend them to the beneficence of the churches, 
encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a sound relig- 
ious literature in the homes, in the churches and in the Sunday 
Schools; encourage Sunday School Conventions and Institutes; con- 
tinue, and so far as it may be able and the growth of this work may 
require, enlarge the Baptist Book Store, and co-operate with all mis- 
sionary and Sunday School work of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion. The Board shall appoint of their number a committee of seven, 
to whom shall be committed the Sunday School work, and the nomi- 
nation for approval by the Board of a Sunday School Secretary or 
Secretaries to prosecute the work within the bounds of the Conven- 
tion. The Board shall also appoint three of their number, who shall 
be the managers of the Baptist Book Store, and as may be necessary 
from time to time report its condition to the Board. 

13. The Boards shall be appointed annually, and report to each ses- 
sion of the Convention. 

14. The Convention year shall close one week before the annual 
meeting of the body. 

15. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of 
their respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Corresponding 
Secretary of the Convention. 

16. The Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual 
session by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the 



John E. Ray, Chairman; Livingston Johnson, Corresponding Sec- 
retary; J. H. Alford, G. M. Allen, J. S. Allen, J. D. Boushall, C. B. 
Edwards, A. D. Hunter, J. B. Boone, J. M Broughton, A. B. Forrest, 
S. W. Brewer, N. B. Broughton, J. C. Caddell, L. D. Watson, J. H. 
Smith, J. C. Ellington, W. R. Gwaltney, F. P. Hobgood, J. N. Holding, 
W. C. Newton. C. J. Hunter, W. N. Jones, J. C. Scarborough. T. E. 
Skinner, H. L. Watson, J. D. Hufham, H. C. Dockery, C. M. Cooke, 
W. L. Poteat, John T. Pullen, J. W. Bailey, J. S. Hardaway, J. P. 
Wyatt, T. Neil Johnson, A. C. Barron, W. A. Cooper, R. N. Simms, 
W. R. Cullom, E. P. Moses, J. H. Weathers, T. J. Taylor, T. M. Pitt- 
man, W. C. Petty, J. Wm. Jones, T. B. Moseley, W. M. Vines, T. M. 
Honeycutt, A. I. Justice, R. A. Sentell, A. H. Sims, A. A. Marshall, 
W. D. Hubbard, J. W. Denmark, A. A. Butler, Walters Durham, R. T. 
Vann, M. L. Kesler, F. W. Hamrick, J. Q. Adams, C. A. Jenkens, C. S. 
Blackwell, C. W. Duke. A. Johnson, B. W. Spilman. 


Alleghany and Grayson, W. C. Fields; Ashe and Alleghany. J. El- 
der; Atlantic, A. W. Setzer; Alexander, L. P. Gwaltney; Beulah, J. E. 
Jordan; Bladen. Wm. Brunt; Brier Creek, D. C. Jarvis; Brushy 
Mountain, J. L. Hemphill; Buncombe. L. B. McBrayer; Caldwell, J. 
V. McCall; Carolina. T. J. Brickman; Cedar Creel;. R. W. Horrell; 
Central, E. S. Dunn; Catawba River, S. J. Porter; Cape Fear. A. H. 
Porter; Chowan, T. B. Boushall; Eastern, L. R. Carroll; Elkin. J. I. 
Dimette (Trap Hill); Flat River. T. H. Street; French Broad. W. P. 
Jarvis; Green River. C. B. Justice; Haywood, J. L. Morgan; Kings 
Mountain, A. C. Irvin; Liberty, C. M. Wall; Liberty and Ducktown, 
J. F. McGee; Little River, J. A. Campbell; Mecklenburg and Cabar- 
rus. R. H. Jordan; Mitchell, L. H. Green (Bakersville) ; Montgom- 
ery, AV. M. Bostick; Ml. Zion, W. C. Tyree; New Found. R. H. Hipps; 
Pee Dee, W. J. Ferrell; Piedmont. R. W. Brooks; Pilot Mountain. 
H. A. Brown; Raleigh, J. T. Holt; Robeson, E. K. Proctor, Jr.; Sandy 
Creek. G. L. Finch; South Fork, W. F. Watson; South River, John A. 
Oates, Jr.; South Yadkin, M. E. Parrish; Stanly, E. F. Eddins; Stone 
Mountain, J. S. Kilby; Tar River, N. Biggs; Tennessee River, J. S. 
Woodard; Three Forks, W. S. Farthing; Transylvania. E. Allison; 


Tuckaseigee, T. C. Bryson; Union, A. M. Croxton; West Chowan, T. 
T. Speight; Western North Carolina, J. T. Plott; Yadkin, R. B. 
Home; Yancey County Association, B. B. Riddle: Neuse, C. W. 


C. E. Taylor, W. L. Poteat, J. F. Lanneau, W. B. Royall, W. R. 
Culloms, C. E. Brewer, J. C. Caddell, J. M. Brewer, T. E. Holding, 
J. B. Carlyle, J. H. Gorrell, W. B. Dunn, B. F. Sledd, J. L. Lake, J. C. 
Fowler, P. W. Johnson, C. C. Crittenden, G. W. Paschall, L. R. Mills, 
J. B. Powers, R. E. Royall, F. M. Purefoy, N. Y. Gulley, E. W. Sikes, 
W. W. Dickson, J. L. Allen, G. E. Gill, W. H. Haywood, T. V. Reed. 


\V. C. Tyree, T. E. Chee k, J. F. MacDuffie, H. A. Rea ms, J. V. Rigs- 
bee, H. A. Foushee, R. H. Rigsbee, J. S. Hardaway, J. W. Cobb, Reu- 
ben Shipp. 

J. W. Bailey, C. J. Hunter, L. D. Watson. 


N. B. Broughton, L. Johnson, R. N. Simms, Jno. E. Ray, S. W. 
Brewer, J. W. Bailey, J. C. Caddell. 


John Mitchell, President; John B. Brewer, W. R. Gwaltney, H. F. 
Schenck, C. E. llolton, J. B. Holman, Henry C. Dockery, J. S. Mon- 
tague, Thomas, Carrick; .1. H. Lassiter, F. P. Hobgood, Noah Biggs, 
M. L. Kesler, E. Frost, Dennis Simmons, John C. Scarborough, John 
E. Ray, Stephen Mclntyre. 


W. N. Jones, !' ; X. B. Broughton, Secretary; C. J. Hunter, 

Chairman /:<<< utive Commit;' <■; o. l. Stringfield, W. C. Petty, C. M. 
Cooke, F. H. Briggs, Jobn E. Ray, E. McK. Goodwin, J. N. Holding, 
W. J. Hicks, W. L. Poteat, S. W. Brewer. J. D. Boushall, C. A. Jenk- 
ens, M. L. Kesler, J. Y. Joyner, J. W. Bailey, Jno. T. Pullen, Living- 
ston Johnson. A. A. Marshall. W. D. Hubbard. B. W. Spilman. 



M. Baldwin, Huntsville; T. H. Briggs, Raleigh; J. M. Hilliard, 
High Point; R. H. Marsh, Oxford; John E. Ray, Raleigh; J. B. Rich- 
ardson, High Point; T. E. Skinner, Raleigh; Chas. E. Taylor, Wake 
Forest; R. P. Thomas, Bethlehem. 



Taylorsville — J. A. White. 


Laurel Springs — T. M. Honeycutt, W. F. Daughton. 
Liberty — J. M. Wagoner, Montland. 
Sparta — Loyd M. Hollaway. 


Jefferson — J. F. Fletcher. 


Beaufort — J. N. Tolar. 

Morehead City — A. W. Setzer. 

New Bern, First Church — Hight C. Moore. 


Clement — J. B. Hudgins, Ormond. 

Milton — R. J. Bateman. 

Shiloh — John B. Yarbrough, Semora. 

Trinity — A. Graves, Ashland; C. J. Yarbrough, Locust Hill. 

Yanceyville — J. R. Moore. 


Club Creek — J. M. Parlier, Moravian Falls. 
Moravian Falls — J. J. Beach, R. A. Beach. 

North Wilkesboro — W. R. Bradshaw, W. M. Absher, Cleveland Jar- 
vis, H. W. Horton, H. W. Church. 
Wilkesboro — R. A. Spainhour. 



Asheville, First Church — W. M. Vines, W. C. Stradley, J. H. Tucker, 
John M. Stoner. 

Asheville, West End — A. E. Brown. 


Lenoir — I. W. Thomas. 


Lenoir's Cross-Roads — A. H. Porter, Orton. 
Whiteville — J. L. Memory. 


Fruit land — A. I. Justice. 
Hendersonville — A. R. Love, C. F. Toms. 


Morganton — W. H. Reddish, R. L. Patton, E. McK. Goodwin, P. W. 
Patton, S. Huffman. 


Gape Fear — R. L. Byrd. 


Brassfields — J. B. Moss, M. V. Lawrence, G. L. Allen, Wilton; W. 
H. Garner, Grissom; H. D. Mangum, Creedmore. 

Franklinton— J. B. Harrell, R. B. White. 

Raleigh, First Baptist — A. A. Marshall, T. E. Skinner, W. N. Jones, 
C. J. Hunter. Baxter Durham, John E. Ray, R. T. Vann, J. W. Bailey, 
C. F. Meserve. 

Wake Forest— €. E. Taylor, W. R. Cullom. J. B. Carlyle, J. C. Cad- 
dell, G. I. Dunn. 

Wi st Raleigh — R. S. Stephenson, Raleigh. 


Belhaven—J. H. Rich. 
Berea — D. P. Harris, Elizabeth City. 
Elizabeth City—C. W. Duke. 
Hertford — W. A. Ayers. 
Reynoldson — W. B. Waff. 
Woodville— N. P. Stallings, Winfall. 


Clinton — J. D. Larkins. 
Warsaw — A. L. Betts. 



Elkin—Chas. H. Utley, J. W. Madison, J. W. Bowles, N. W. Fowler. 
Liberty Grove — J. W. Burchitt, Roaring River. 
Macedonia — J. I. Dimmette, Dimmette. 


Bethel Hill—E. Y. Pool. 

Enon— Marsh Currin, Berea; E. A. Howard, Oxford. 
Mill Creek— T. H. Street; G. T. Watkins, Clarksville, Va. 
Mt. /Aon — S. L. Howard, Berea. 

Oxford — R. H. Marsh, J. S. Hardaway, F. P. Hobgood. 
Poplar Greek — J. L. Capps, G. S. Wright, Carlton; W. N. Critcher, 

Roxboro — W. B. Morton, A. R. Foushee. 


Mars Hill—R. L. Moore, W. H. Woodall. 


Marion — C. S. Cashwell. 
Ruiherfordton — C. B. Justice. 


Clyde— W. E. Wilkins. 

Pleasant Hill — J. L. Morgan, Clyde. 

Waynesville — C. M. Billings. 


Bethlehem — G. R. Watterson, G. F. Hambright, Crocker. 
New Bethel- — J. V. Devenny, Lawndale. 
Shelby — C. J. Woodson. 
Zion — A. C. Irvin, Pearl. 


Abbott's Creek — N. R. Teague. 

Holloway's — J. M. Prim, Silver Hill; J. S. Fine, Pinnix. 

Lexington — Henry Sheets, W. H. Rich, J. D. Holt, James Smith. 

Liberty — S. H. Morton, Thomasville; John A. Summey, Hammers- 

New Friendship — S. A. Hege, A. B. Smiley, Winston-Salem. 

Orphanage — Chas. A. G. Thomas, J. B. Boone, J. D. Newton, A. 
Johnson, Thomasville. 

Piney Grove — C. M. Wall, Wallburg. 

Reed's Cross-Roads — John N. Myers, R. B. Myers. • 

Rich Fork — John R. Miller, Thomasville, R. S. Green, Jr., Jimes. 



Bute's Creek — J. A. Campbell. 
Central — J. M. Holleman, Apex. 


Bakersville — L. H. Greene. 


Charlotte, Olivet— W. H. Dodd. 

Charlotte, Twelfth Street— L. R. Pruett, W. M. Lyles, S. F. Conrad. 
Charlotte, Tryon Street — A. C. Barron, W. C. Dowd, W. N. 

Coyicord — J. E. Smith. 


Blackwood's Chapel — E. Lee Fox, Star. 


Burlington — J. W. Gates. 

Cane Creek — J. F. McDuffie, Rock Spring. 

Chapel Hill — J. Wm. Jones, Thomas Hume. 

Durham, First Church — W. C. Tyree. 

Durham, Second Church — C. J. D. Parker. 

East Durham — W. F. Fry, C. L. Upchurch, J. F. Pleasants. 

West Durham — W. A. Smith. 

Oath — J. W. Watson. 

Graham — L. N. Chappell. 


Goldsboro, First Church — C. A. Jenkens, H. B. Parker. H. T. Jones. 
Kinston — C. W. Blanchard. 
Snow Hill—U. P. Davis. 


Laurinburg — W. G. Quakenbush. 

Ror - C. L. Greaves, W. Y. Fulford. 

Wadcsboro — J. F. Love. 


Greensboro — W. C. Newton, J. Y. Joyner, M. C. Workman. R. W. 
Brooks, A. W. Cooke, J. T. Valentine; Joe Howard, Pomona. 
High Point — J. B. Richardson, J. M. Hilliard. 
Mount Calvary — D. M. Moore, Reidsville. 


Reidsville — P. H. Jones. 
Ruffin—F. P. Tucker, J. W. Roberts. 
Salem Street — R. C. Charles, High Point. 
Summerfield — J. M. Henley, J. L. Lane. 


Beaver Island — T. L. Vernon, Madison. 

Clemmonsville — J. C. Wommack, Bower. 

Leaksville — S. J. Beeker, D. F. King. 

Mayodan — W. H. Wilson, Madison. 

Mount Airy — J. M. Hamrick, J. B. Barker, John A. Martin, C. C. 
Haymore, P. D. Muse, P. S. Rothrock. 

Mount Hermon — D. L. Blackburn, Reidsville. 

Mount Olive — W. L. Smith, R. M. Loftis, Pinnacle. 

Shiloh—S. W. Hall, E. W. Culler, Pinnacle. 

Southside — John F. Reech, Winston-Salem. 

Walnut Cove — Joseph Aden. 

WaugMown — W. L. Sink, Winston-Salem; W. H. Hinsdale, East 

Winston-Salem, Broad Street — J. Alfred Garrett, J. E. Marshall, 
R. P. Dalton, W. F. Hailey, G. H. Snyder. 

Winston-Salem, First Church — H. A. Brown, D. S. Reid, A. H. El- 
ler, S. J. Montague, J. M. Martin, F. T. Baldwin, B. F. Huntley, H. 


Gary — Livingston Johnson. t 

Green Level — W. T. Hurst, Ewing. 
Inwood — O. L. Stringfield, Raleigh. 
Mount Vernon — W. P. Edward, Neuse. 
Raleigh, Fayetteville Street — A. A. Butler, J. T. Pullen. 
Raleigh, Tabernacle — N. B. Broughton, J. M. Broughton, W. A. 
Cooper, J. H. Smith, B. W. Spilman, W. H. Holloway. 
Salem — T. T. Holland, Apex. 
Selma — Duncan McLeod. 
Smithfield—J. W. Suttle. 


Lumber Bridge — J. W. Cobb. 
Red Springs — R. A. Moore. 


Bethlehem — W. H .H. Lawhon, Lawhon. 
Pittsboro—B. C. Britt. 



Immanuel — Geo. J. Dowell, Caroleen. 


Dallas — J. L. Vipperman. 

Gastonia — W. F. Watson. 

Hickory — W. R. Gwaltney. 

Kidd's Chapel — Wm. A. Graham, Machpelah. 

Lincolnton — D. P. Bridges. 

Penelope — C. M. Murchison. 


Autryville — R. A. Hedgepeth. 

Fayetteville, First Church — John A. Oates, Jr. 


Advance — E. Frost, Cana. 

Cleveland — A. T. Hord. 

Eaton's— J. W. Eaton, G. L. White, D. R. Eaton, John A. Naylor, 
C. W. Lowry, Cana; P. P. Green, Nestor. 

Jerusalem — G. W. Hendrix. Ephesus; John Lindsay, South River; 
W. T. Pickler, Tennyson. 

Mocksville — S. D. Swaim, W. C. Martin. 

Mooresville — J. L. Shinn, R. H. Newton, G. L. Finch. 

New Hope — T. B. Swain, Cool Spring. 

Salisbury — M. E. Parrish; P. 0. Tatum, Mill Bridge. 

Society — V. M. Swaini, River Hill. 

Bpem er—C. G. Wells. 

Statesville, First Church — Edward S. Reaves. John C. Turner, 
Chas. A. Leonard. 

Trading Ford — W. M. Sapp, Linwood. 


Albemarle — J. A. McKaughan. H. Morris. Wm. 1. Hill, T. H. Sibley. 

Big Lick — C. J. Black. 

Palmerville — John E. M. Davenport. 


Stony Fork — A. C. Hamby. 


Elm City— R. D. Carroll. 

enville, Memorial — J. N. Booth. 
Henderson — J. D. Hufham. 

Louisburg — Forrest Smith, Thos. B. Wilder, E. W. Timberlake. 
North Rocky Movnt — J. S. Farmer, Rocky Mount. 


Red Oak — G. W. May, Nashville. 
Rocky Mount — Z. T. Broughton. 
Scotland Neck — Noah Biggs. 
Tarooro — T. S. Crutchfield, C. J. Austin. 
Warrenton—T. J. Taylor. 
Williamston — B. K. Mason. 


Calvert — F. M. Jordan. 


Macedonia — M. D. L. Preslar, Monroe. 

Meadow Branch — Thos. Carrick, High Point. 

Monroe, First Church — Rowland P. Beasley, Frank B. Ashcraft. 


Aulander — A. W. Early. 
Bethlehem — R. P. Thomas. 
Jackson — R. D. Cross. 
Murfreesooro — G. P. Harrill. 


Southside — R. H. Herring, Wilmington. 
Wilmington, First Church — C. S. Blackwell. 


Antioch — I. W. Reece, Mt. Airy. 

Boonville — M. L. Woodhouse, J. L. Speas, R. B. Horn, A. S. Speer, 
J. H. Fleming. 

East Bend — L. S. Hall, Boonville. 

Flat Rock — A. J. Martin, Hamptonville; John H. Martin, Long 

Huntsville — M. Baldwin. 

Mountain View — K. Thompson, Low Gap. 

Nestor — John H. Hendricks. 

Richmond — J. J. Angell, Boonville; T. F. Hurt, P. C. Layne, Rusk. 

Rockford — J. G. Burrus, B. S. Reece, B. D. McKaughan. 

Rusk — J. C. Bass. 

Swaim — J. E. Arnold, Jonesville. 

Union Grove — T. C. Myers, Martin. 


Number life members present 9 

Number Associations represented 46 

Number churches represented 182 

Number Representatives enrolled 311 





Winston-Salem, N. C, December 4, 1901. 

The North Carolina Baptist State Convention met at 7 :30 
p. in., in the First Baptist Church, this being the seventy- 
first annual session. 

The Introductory Sermon was, according to appointment, 
preached by W. C. Tyree, pastor of the First Baptist Church 
of Durham. Text: "We preach Christ crucified." — 1 Cor. 
1 :53. 

President K. H. Marsh, of Oxford, then called the Con- 
vention to order, and appointed the following as a Commit- 
tee on Enrollment: J. C. Caddell, A. E. 'Brown, W. B. Mor- 
ton, J. A. Garrett and B. D. Cross. After having performed 
their work, the committee reported 235 messengers present 
at this hour. 

On motion of R. T. Vann, the Secretary was instructed 
ro cast the unanimous vote of the body for B. H. Marsh, of 
Oxford, for President. 

On motion of J. B. Boone, the vote of the Convention for 
N. B. Broughton for Secretary and Flight C. Moore for Assist- 
ant Secretary was cast by J. William Jones. 

The following were appointed a committee to nominate the 
remaining officers of the Convention : W. C. Newton, W. M. 
Vines, G. T. Watkins, J. S. Hardaway, W. A. Wilkinson. 


The Committee on Order of Business was appointed, as 
follows: C. J. Hunter, Livingston Johnson, T. Neil Johnson, 
W. R. Cullom, W. C.Tyree, J. W. Jones and C. C. Haymore. 

At this point addresses of welcome were made by pastor 
H. A. Brown on behalf of the First Baptist Church, Mayor 
O. B. Eaton on behalf of the city, and Bishop Rondthaler 
on behalf of Salem and the Christian community in general. 
Response on the part of the Convention was made by A. C. 
Barron, of Charlotte. 

0. J. Hunter, for the committee, made the following report 
on Order of Business, which was adopted: 



9:30 a. m. — Devotional Exercises. 

10 a. m. — Report of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 

10:45 a. m. — American Baptist Publication Society. 

11:15 a. m. — Sunday School Board of Southern Baptist Convention. 

12 m. — Foreign Missions. 

1 p. m. — Adjournment. 

3 p. m. — Baptist Book Store. 

3:30 p. m. — Ministerial Education. 

4 p. m. — Report of Wake Forest College. 

5 p. m. — Adjournment. 

7:30 p. m. — Century Movement. 


9:30 a. m. — Devotional Exercises. 

10 a. m. — State Missions: Destitution in Eastern North Carolina. 

10:20 a. m. — Factory Missions. 

10:40 a. m. — Educational Missions in Western North Carolina. 

11:10 a. m. — Address of Corresponding Secretary. 

12 m.— Woman's Work. 

12:30 p. m. — Periodicals. 

1 p. m. — Adjournment. 

3 p. m. — Reports of Special Committees and Miscellaneous Busi- 

3:15 p. m— Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

4 p. m. — Sunday Schools. 

5 p. m. — Adjournment. 

7:30 p. m. — Report of Baptist Female University. 



9:30 a. m. — Devotional Exercises. 

10 a. m. — Repoz-t of Trustees of Convention. 

10:15 a. m. — Report of Committee on Baptist History. 
10:45 a. m. — Report of Committee on Durham Monument. 

11 a. m. — Orphanage. 

1 p. m. — Adjournment. 

3 p. m. — Report on Obituaries. 

3:30 p. m. — Report of Ministers' Relief Board. 

4 p. m. — Report of Special Committees and Miscellaneous Business. 

5 p. m. — Adjournment. 
7:30 p. m. — Home Missions. 

W. C. Newton, for the committee to nominate officers, 
made their report, which was adopted, as follows: 

Vice-Presidents — R. B. White, Samuel Huffman, R. L. 

Treasurer — Walters Durham. 

Assistant Treasurer — J. M. Stoner. 

Auditor — J. B. Martin. 

•Corresponding- Secretary — Livingston Johnson. 

Trustees— W. C. Tyree, C. M. Cooke, F. P. Hobgood, T. 
H. Briggs, L. R. Mills. 

The President appointed the following as a Committee on 
Foreign Missions: J. Win. Jones, W. C. Tyree, R. L.Moore, 
D. W. Herring, R. P. Thomas, W. F. Watson and A. R. Love. 

After announcements, the Convention adjwiirnpd, with 
benediction by T. E. Skinner. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Winston-Salem, jST. C, December 5, 1901. 

The Convention reassembled at the hour appointed, and 
devotional exercises were conducted by T. J. Taylor, of 
Warren ton. 

Minutes of last night's session were read and approved. 


The following visitors were recognized and welcomed, now 
and afterwards: S. T. Boyles, field editor of the Religious 
Herald, of Richmond, Va. ; G. J. Thompson, Corresponding 
Secretary of the Virginia Baptist General Association; O. F. 
Flippo, District Secretary of the American Baptist Publica- 
tion Society: G. B. Eager, Professor in the Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary, of Louisville, Ky. ; J. L. White, of 
Macon, Ga. ; It. E. Caldwell, pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Winston-Salem ; F. C. McConnell, Corresponding 
Secretary of the Home Mission Board, of Atlanta, Ga. ; J. IN . 
Prestridge, editor Baptist Argus, Louisville, Ky. ; J. H. 
Clewell, President Salem Female Academy, of Winston- 
Salem ; C. B. Williams, of Texas; J. M. Pilcher, of Virginia; 
Chas. D. Mclver, President of Greensboro Normal; Presid- 
ing Elder Atkins, of the Methodist Church ; E. L. Folk, of the 
Lutheran Church; W. H. Willis, of the Methodist Church; 
W. G. Walters, of the Christian Church ; W. E. Garrett, of 
Leesburg, Va. 

The report of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools 
was presented by Corresponding Secretary Livingston John- 
son, and received and ordered printed in the Minutes, as 
follows : 


It is with profound gratitude to Almighty God for His blessings 
and favors that we submit this our annual report to the seventy- 
first session of the Convention. Through trials and difficulties 
God has graciously led us. and has "caused His face to shine upon 
ns." There are many things in regard to our work in general for 
which we should be grateful. 

1. A Year of Prayer. — The Baptists of North Carolina began the 
year with prayer. The very difficulties by which we were con- 
fronted at the beginning of the year, drove us to Him who has in- 
vited us to come and cast all our cares upon Him. All through the 
year our people went often to a Throne of Grace in behalf of our 
work. The devotional spirit in our Associations was very marked. 
The hour of prayer was a precious hour in these meetings. Its up- 
lifting influence was felt in all our discussions, giving to them a 
spiritual tone. God heard these prayers and helped His people. 


We can truly say with the prophet of old, "The Lord Jehovah is our 

2. Unity. — Another thing that should call forth our gratitude is 
the unity which has prevailed. From the mountains to the sea 
there has not been heard a discordant note. Shoulder to shoulder, 
heart to heart, hand in hand, our people have pressed the holy war- 
fare. From many earnest hearts in our Baptist Zion has gone up 
thp prayer, "Peace be within thy walls and prosperity within thy 

o. Increase of the Spirit of Benevolence. — The farmers of our 
State have not passed through such a discouraging year, perhaps, 
for a quarter of a century. The crops have been unusually short, 
and prices distressingly low. But in the face of these unfavorable 
conditions, the contributions have been larger than ever before, and 
in many of the churches a gratifying advance has been made in the 
pledges for next year. The words of the Apostle respecting the 
churches of Macedonia could be appropriately used in regard to 
many of our churches: "In a great trial of affliction the abundance 
of their joy and their deep poverty, abounded unto riches of their 

4. Showers of Blessings. — The greatest cause of gratitude is to be 
found in the reports of gracious meetings from all parts of the 
State. It has been many years since such large numbers of con- 
versions have been reported. It is especially gratifying that the 
first year of the new century has borne such rich spiritual fruit. 
For these and numberless other blessings, we should lift our hearts 
in gratitude to the Giver of "every good and perfect gift." 


After a term of eleven years service, our former Treasurer de- 
clined re-election at the last Convention, and asked that a special 
committee be appointed to examine his books, in order that they 
might be turned over to the new Treasurer. This committee em- 
ployed an expert accountant, who went carefully over the accounts 
covering eleven years. The report of the committee, which was 
adopted by the Board, showed that the late Treasurer owed to differ- 
ent objects of the Convention $1,201.07, which amount has been paid 
to the present Treasurer, and properly credited. 

It was found that the debt on State Missions was much larger 
than was supposed. When the Convention adjourned, our total in- 
debtedness was thought to be $400.00 due the missionaries, and a 
note in the bank for $1,000.00, which would not fall due until Feb- 
ruary 1, 1901. With this understanding of our indebtedness, at its 
meeting just after the Convention, the Board, in accordance with 
the expressed wish of the Convention, enlarged its appropriations 


25 per cent. This put the work of State Missions on a basis of 
$25,000.00. Following is an exact statement of the condition of 
State Missions when the Convention adjourned last December: 

Overdraft $2,192.26 

Due missionaries 1,268.00 

Due schools 640.00 

Due Bookstore 600.00 

Due co-operation 200.00 

Due printing 52.00 

Due note in bank (February 1) 1,000.00 

Total 6,011.16 

Deducting known indebtedness 1,400.00 

Leaves unexpected indebtedness 4,611.16 

To this add appropriations 25,000.00 

Making a total to be raised 29,611.16 

One or two missionaries failed to go to their fields, and others 
resigned before the year was out. By rigid economy we save $383.11 
in expense account. Thus the actual amount to be raised was re- 
duced to $2S,636.2S. A word of explanation in regard to the indebt- 
edness may be necessary. Up to two years ago it had been a long- 
established custom to borrow money from other funds to pay our 
missionaries, when it was absolutely necessary that they should 
have their salaries, and there was nothing in the treasury to the 
credit of State Missions. At the end of the year, an adjustment was 
supposed to be made by drawing on State Missions to pay back this 
money borrowed from other funds. In the great rush of com- 
pleting the report, just a few hours before it was to be submitted, 
absolute accuracy was well-nigh impossible. In the course of nine 
years, during which time the custom above referred to prevailed, 
it is not so very surprising that State Missions should be indebted 
to the other funds $2,192.26. 

Two years ago Secretary White called the attention of the Board 
to this custom of long standing, spoke of the injustice to the other 
objects from whose funds State Missions was accustomed to bor- 
row, and asked that the Board authorize the Executive Committee 
to borrow from a bank when necessary, and instruct the Treasurer 
to make monthly remittances of all funds in hand, less proportionate 
part of the expense. A resolution embodying the foregoing sugges- 
tion was passed, since which time there has been no borrowing from 
one object to pay the obligations of another. It has been the policy 
of the Board to see that this resolution is strictly adhered to. The 


amount due the missionaries not reported is to be accounted for, at 
least in part, by the fact that letters and telegrams came to the 
Secretary up to the hour the Convention met, notifying him of 
certain amounts to be forwarded. These were all counted as if 
if they had been cash, and reported as such to the Convention. 
Some of the telegrams were based on expectations which failed to 
materialize, while some of the letters reported funds which ha« 
already been received by the Treasurer. Of course, when the ad- 
justment came after the Convention, there was not as much money 
on hand as had naturally been supposed. To avoid the possibility 
ot such confusion this year, the Treasurer closed his books the 30th 
of November, in order to give himself and the Auditor ample time to 
see that his report is absolutely correct. Furthermore, no state- 
ment as to amount forwarded is entered upon his book unless ac- 
companied by the cash. 

The $600.00 due the Bookstore was not considered a debt by our 
late Secretary. For several years the Bookstore has donated from 
$600.00 to $1,000.00 to State Missions. Thinking this same dona- 
tion would be made this year, our former Secretary did not take 
that into the account as part of the indebtedness. 

As the Sunday School Committee desired to enlarge the stock of 
the Bookstore, they did not see their way clear, at first, to make 
the donation, but they have recently done so, which kind action 
relieves State Missions of that much of its burden. All of this 
$600.00, be it remembered, was on last year's account. The Mission 
Board paid to the Bookstore every cent due it on account for this 

We have taken this space to explain the indebtedness, and the 
cause of it, because our people have a right to know, and it is th€ 
desire of the Board that they should know the facts as they are. 

These are the difficulties and discouragements by which the Board 
was confronted. The situation at the beginning of the year was 
indeed a serious one. A plain statement of the indebtedness was 
made to the Baptists of the State. Their loyalty was to be put to 
a severe test. Some feared that the unexpected indebtedness would 
so discourage them that they would not raise the $25,000.00. They 
were dazed at first by the statement, but soon recovering themselves 
they cried mightily unto God for strength and guidance, and then 
buckling on the armor, they lined up in solid phalanx for the great- 
est endeavor in their history. Their watchword, "Onward to Vic- 
tory!" was sounded from the mountain tops and echoed from the 
ocean waves. All through the year they have pressed steadily 
forward. Not for one moment did they falter, there was no waver- 
ing in the line, but, constrained by love of their great Leader, they 
marched with steady tread to meet the difficulties unexpectedly 


thrust upon them. To undertake to raise $25,000.00 was what they 
set out to do. and they went a little beyond. 


Below we give the Associations in which mission work has been 
done, with the names of the missionaries and their appropriations: 

Alleghany Association — 

T. M. Honeycutt, Sparta $300.00 

Ashe County Association — 

J. F. Fletcher, Jefferson 250.00 

A t la it t ic Association- — 

C. B. Paul. Swansboro 50.00 

J. B. Olive, Swansboro 50.00 

A. W. Setzer. Morehead 25.00 

J. R. Taylor. New Bern 200.00 

J. X. Tolar, Beaufort 125.00 

A. H. Harnley. New Bern 200.00 

Beulah Association — 

J. R. Moore $150.00 

Buncombe Association — 

W. 11. Woodall. Mars Hill 100.00 

Caldwell Association — 

A. T. Howell, Lenoir 250.00 

Cape Fear and Columbus Association — 

K. .(. Edwards,, Southport 140.00 

Carolina Association — 

T. B. Justice, Rutherfordton 150.00 

A. I. Justice, Fruitland 100.00 

Central Association — 

J. L. Martin, Raleigh 125.00 

R. S. Stephenson, Raleigh 125.00 

Chowan Association — 

D. R. Carroll, Fairfield 200.00 

Eastern Association — 

J. H. Hildreth, Wilmington 40.00 

N. A. Shelly, Catherine 200.00 

J. J. Payseur, Wilmington 100.00 

R. H. Herring, Wilmington 175.00 

L. B. Boney, Wilmington 25.00 


Elki 11 Association — 

Charles H. Utley, Elkin $125.00 

Green River Association — 

C. S. Cashwell, Marion 190.00 

A. P. Sorrells, Garden City 150.00 

E. Buchanan, Sibony 100.00 

Kings Mountain Association — 

B. L. Hoke, Newton 40.00 

D. F. Putnam, Cherryville 40.00 

Liberty Association — 

C. A. G. Thomas, Thomasville 100.00 

Jeff. Lanning, Denton 25.00 

J. A. Summey, Hendersonville 25.00 

L. G. Lewis, New Hope Academy 15.00 

W. H. Wilson, Madison 25.00 

M. J. Leach, Lassiter 25.00 

Liberty and Ducktown Association — 

W. C. Ryner, Ducktown, Tenn $75.00 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Association — 

B. L. Hoge, Concord 300.00 

L. R. Pruett, Charlotte 300.00 

Mt. Zion Association — 

J. William Jones, Chapel Hill 150.00 

L. N. Chappell, Graham 100.00 

Neuse Association — 

J. S. Bookhart, La Grange 250.00 

J. B. Newton, Aulander 300.00 

M. P. Davis, Bullhead 275.00 

J. W. Smith, Pollocksville 250.00 

J. B. Jackson, Goldsboro 125.00 

New Found Association — 

Josiah Crudup, Hot Springs 200.00 

Pee Dee Association — 

C. L. Greaves, Rockingham 100.00 

Piedmont Association — 

J. M. Hilliard, High Point 250.00 

E. L. Weston, Gibsonville 30.00 

Thomas Carrick, High Point 50.00 

J. A. Hackney, Greensboro 200.00 

F. H. Jones, Reidsville 50.00 


Pilot Mountain Association — 

J. A. Garrett, Winston $250.00 

C. C. Haymore, Mt. Airy 40.00 

W. H. Wilson, Madison 75.00 

Raleigh Association — 

J. W. Suttle, Smithfield 150.00 

Duncan McLeod, Selma 150.00 

J. W. Nobles, Kenly 300.00 

Worley Creech, Micro 50. CO 

A. A. Pippin, Wakefield 50.00 

Stone Mountain Association — 

Grant Cothrane. Trap Hill 125.00 

Sandy Creek Association — 

J. M. White, Apex 30.00 

South Fork Association — 

D. P. Bridges. Lincolnton $90.00 

South Yadkin Association — 

J. N. Stallings, Salisbury 400.00 

C. G. Wells. Spencer 200.00 

J. L. Sbinn. Mooresville 300.00 

Charles H. Utley, Cooleemee 150.00 

Stanly Association — 

J. A. McKaughan, Albemarle 275.00 

B. H. Matthews, Norwood 25.00 

Tar River Association — 

J. S. Corpening. Washington 200.00 

J. H. Rich 300.00 

G. T. Lumpkin. Weldon 100.00 

B. Craig, Tarboro 225.00 

J. S. farmer, Crisp 175.00 

B. K. Mason, Williamston 87.50 

James W. Rose, Bethel 75.00 

G. L. Merrell, Hobgood 150.00 

G. G. O'Neal. Enfield 50.00 

T. S. Crutchfield. Rocky Mount 75.00 

J. A. Stradley, Oxford 40.00 

A. Cree 40.00 

G. W. Coppedge 40.00 

A. G. Wilcox 40.00 

G. W. Page 112.50 


Tuckaseigee Association — 

T. Bright, Sylva $150.00 

Union Association- — 

J. L. Bennett 33.60 

C. L. Fowler 15.00 

W. S. Walters 25.00 

S. B. Caudle 25.00 

Western North Carolina Association — 

A. B. Smith, Murphy •. 175.00 

H. C. Standridge, Hayesville 25.00 

Yadkin Association — 

S. J. Beeker, Booneville 225.00 

Yancey Association- — 

T. C. King, Burnsville 100.00 

There were, perhaps, twelve or fifteen Associational missionaries 
whose names were not sent to the Secretary, but who are working 
in co-operation with our Board, and take collections for the objects 
of the Convention. 


Work of co-operation $500.00 

Mountain schools (donated by Home Board) 3,050.00 

Expense of Volunteer Teachers Corps 725.00 

(For expense account, see Treasurer's Report.) 


In our mission work, the State is divided into three great fields — 
Eastern, Central and Western North Carolina. The conditions in 
these fields are so different that they may well be regarded as three 
distinct fields. 


Our greatest destitution is in this section of the State. In one 
Association (the Atlantic) there are twenty-five churches and only 
two of them are self-supporting. There are three whole counties in 
the east with only two churches each, and one of these counties has 
a population of over twelve thousand. These churches are weak, 
being largely supported by the Board. In the Tar River Association 
there is a vast amount of mission work to be done, while those who 
live in the Neuse claim theirs as the great mission fluid of the east. 



Here we are confronted by the factory problem. There are more 
cotton mills in North Carolina than in any State in the Union, ex- 
cept Massachusetts. Most of these mills are in the central section 
of the State. As a majority of the operatives are Baptists, the fac- 
tory work should appeal to the Baptists as to no other denomina- 


It is highly gratifying to note the great awakening in the west 
on the subject of education. In no other section of the State have 
such rapid strides been made along educational lines. Two years 
ago there was one Baptist school west of the Blue Ridge, with prop- 
erty worth $5,000.00, and with an enrollment of 150 students. There 
are now ten of these schools in the western part of the State, with 
property worth $40,000.00, and with an enrollment of fifteen 
hundred pupils. For some years past there has been a grad- 
ual decline of the anti-missionary spirit in the west. We may rea- 
sonably expect the enlightening influence of these schools to cause 
the opposition to mission and mission work to give way much more 
rapidly in the future. To Assistant Secretary Brown, more than co 
any other man, is due our progress in the west. See elsewhere his. 
excellent report. 

As these fields are to be considered under separate reports, fur- 
ther space will not be given them here. 


The following summary, taken from the reports of the mission- 
aries, will give you an idea of the work done this year: 

Number of sermons preached 9.144 

Churches supplied 512 

Out stations supplied 309 

Persons and families religiously visited 19,662 

Persons baptized 980 

Number added by letter 904 

Protracted meetings held 36b 

Professed conversions 2,279 

Houses of worship building r >4 

Houses of worship completed this year 14 

Assisted in organization of churches 18 

Number ot' Bibles and Testaments distributed 574 

Number of tracts distributed 27.054 

Money collected for support of pastors on field $11,768.53 

For building or repairing houses of worship 8.939.32 

Value of church property on field 

For State Missions 1.367.45 


For Associational Missions $571.05 

For Foreign Missions 984.96 

For Home Missions 537.47 

For Ministerial Education 210.05 

For Baptist Orphanage 929.33 

For Sunday Schools 41.99 

For Ministers' Relief Fund 138.68 

For other objects 3,725.78 


Number of Sunday Schools 170 

Number of pupils enrolled 11,150 

Number of officers and teachers 1,020 

Number of conversions from these schools 620 

Members of church at work in Sunday Schools 2,230 

New schools organized this year 37 

Schools visited 137 

Contributions for school e>penses $1,573.32 

Contributions for State Missions 33.49 

Contributions for other objects 591.01 


Last year — Baptized 981 

Conversions 1,501 

Moneys received $21,623.32 

This year — Bajptized 980 

Conversions 2,229 

Money received $29,558.80 


In the early summer it seemed that we would be forced to report 
a very large debt. As the year advanced, the contributions steadily 
increased from week to week, and the outlook became quite hopeful. 
Up io a week ago we expected to be able to report all debts paid, ex- 
cept the note in the bank for $2,000, due February 1. For several 
years past more money has been raised the fourth Sunday in No- 
vember than any other day in the year. This year the fourth Sun- 
day was a very rainy, disagreeable day in all the eastern section of 
the State. In a part of the State from which we receive our largest 
contributions to State Missions, many of the churches had no ser- 
vices at all, and hence no collections, while at the churches where 
services were held the congregations were small, and consequently 
the collections were much smaller than usual. This makes it the 
unpleasant duty of the Board to report a debt. 

We owe our missionaries to-day $1,766.00. We have a note in 
bank for $2,000.00. For several years we have carried a note in 


bank of a thousand dollars. While it was not, strictly speaking, 
a debt at the Convention, and hence not so reported, it was practi- 
cally as much a debt as if it had been due the first of December, 
as there is very little contributed for State Missions between the 
Convention and February 1. When it was found last January that 
we owed the missionaries $1,268.00 instead of $400, and the schools 
$640.00, of which they were in great need, the Foard was called 
together, and instructed the Executive Committee to renew the note 
in bank for $1,000.00 and borrow another thousand to meet the im- 
mediate necessities. 

There are, however, some things to encourage us. notwithstand- 
ing the debt to the missionaries. A comparison of the Treasurer's 
report this year with last, will show that we raised $7,040.12 more 
than last year. To this amount should be added $775.00, which was 
included in last year's report as a donation from the Bookstore. 
As this amount was not donated this year, it makes the real differ- 
ence between this year's and last year's contributions $7,815.02. 
Another thing we should keep in mind by way of encouragement: 
Last year $5,000.00 was raised for Associational Missions, and 
$3,000.00 by Home Board, leaving actual cash sent by the churches 
$10,550.14. This year the actual cash sent up from the churches 
was $16,265.56. Now. while the amount raised for Associational 
Missions is actual cash contributed by the churches, and is just as 
much part of our State Mission work as if the money was sent di- 
rect to the Treasurer, the fact that the same amount was raised this 
year as last for Associational Missions, shows that the increase was 
to State Missions at large and not to Associational Missions. This 
being true, the rate of increase in contributions can be obtained by 
comparing this year with last as to actual cash received by the 
Treasurer. This comparison reveals the gratifying fact that there 
has been an increase of 60 per cent. In view of our present finan- 
cial conditions, the Board is of the opinion that we should project 
our work next year on a basis which will enable us to pay all our 
indebtedness, and get down on a solid foundation. This may neces- 
sitate temporary retrenchment, but better that than have a part of 
our working capital money borrowed from the bank, on which we 
must pay interest. We believe this is the surest way to secure 
healthful and continual progress. 

woma.Vs WORK. 

This report would be incomplete if we failed to recognize the ex- 
cellent work done by the Woman's Missionary Societies, under the 
wise direction of the Woman's Central Committee. With the work 
of the societies we are all familiar. The excellent report of the Cen- 
tral Committee contains valuable information as to what has been 


done by the societies this year. The Volunteer Teachers Movement 
has passed the experimental stage. This movement was inaugurated 
last year on a small scale. The results were such as to warrant an 
enlargement. This year forty-seven consecrated young women volun- 
teered their services as teachers for two months. The entire ex- 
pense to the Board was $725.00, which amount was used in paying 
the travelling expenses of these young ladies to and from their fields 
oi labor. We doubt whether any other work undertaken by the 
Board has brought such rich returns for the amount of money ex- 
pended. If the Board can see its way clear to do so, we recommend 
that the appropriation to this work be increased twenty-five per cent. 


The year closes the last year of the second term of co-operation 
of the Home Mission Board and the Home Mission Society with the 
Colored Baptist Convention. During the last six years the colored 
Baptists of the State have advanced rapidly along educational and 
missionary lines. The colored Baptists are glad to welcome their 
white brethren to their churches, and are always ready to receive 
counsel from them. 

In the work of the New Era Institutes, our pastors have a great 
opportunity to help the colored preachers and make them more effi- 
cient. We recommend that this Convention express its willingness 
to continue the work of co-operation for a term of three years, and 
that we appropriate for that work $400.00 the first year, $300.00 for 
the second, and $200.00 for the third. 

Following is a statement of the work, by Rev. J. A. Whitted, Cor- 
responding Secretary of the Colored Convention: 

To the Corresponding Secretary Baptist State Convention. 

Dear Brother: — Despite the poor crops throughout the State, I am 
glad to report continued progress in the work of co-operation for 
North Carolina for the conventional year, which closed with October. 

To meet the odds against us, our missionaries have exerted them- 
selves with unusual vigor, and, together with our more loyal 
churches and brethren, their reports will show advantages over last 

While the six years of co-operation have marked a new era in our 
history, and we stand in the estimation of the world where we have 
never stood before, we fully realize we have but made a fair begin- 

To make the financial feature prominent, as we have been forced 
to, has in some respects militated against us, and until we can culti- 
vate enough of the mission spirit to support us in reaching the desti- 
tute localities without regard to what we map hope to realize as im- 
mediate benefits, much of the most needed work must be felt undone. 


Indeed, we have felt it unfortunate that we have had to press the 
finances to meet the demands, yet it has developed the spirit of giv- 
ing in some sections, while it has hindered in others. 

With the pledge system, which a number of our leading churches 
have adopted, our way seems brighter than ever before, and greatly 

During the past year we have held forty-three Institutes, with one 
hundred and thirty colored lecturers and forty-three white lecturers. 
The aggregate number of ministers present was five hundred and 
twenty-six, congregation twenty-four thousand and fifty. We have 
collected for educational and missionary purposes four thousand 
three hundred and fifteen dollars and sixteen cents, as compared with 
three thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine dollars and forty-six 
cents for the same objects last year. 

The large number of people attending the Institutes, to our minds, 
are evidences of an increasing demand for a better ministry, and an 
earnest desire on their own part for information, such as the Insti- 
tutes and other meetings afford. 

The report shows the same number of white lecturers as in the 
previous year, but not as many by far as in other years since co- 
operation began in North Carolina. 

I make this comparison to emphasize the importance of having our 
white brethren reach us in these meetings. 

The generous gifts in money from our white brethren, which have 
kept life in the work, is not our only necessity. 

We greatly need the stimulus and the instruction, which is of 
equal, if not greater, importance, and gives moral tone to the charac- 
ter of our work. 

You are aware that our Convention holds you and your brethren 
in high esteem. They owe you a debt of gratitude which they can 
not express. 

We earnestly beg them, through you, by no means let the great 
work which they have so generously supported stop. 

Out of the depths of our hearts we acknowledge its blessings to us. 
Through it we are brought into closer fellowship, and, being blest 
ourselves, we are enabled to bless others. 

Very respectfully, J. A. Whitted. 



The splendid service of Rev. B. W. Spilman, as our Field Secre- 
tary in this State, received signal recognition when he was selected 
to make one of the party of six Sunday School experts who made a 
tour this spring over the Southern and Western States. 

While on this tour he was elected Field Secretary of the Sunday 
School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, and we reluc- 
tantly gave him up to go to a larger field of usefulness. 

The Sunday School work in this State was left without anyone in 
the field from the middle of February until the first of July. 

These are the months in which it was planned to push the Insti- 
tute work in our eastern and central counties, and during which 
funds are usually raised toward the financial support of the work. 

This break in the continuity of our work necessarily affects the 
report of the past year. In June, however, Bro. T. Neil Johnson 
was chosen to succeed Brother Spilman in the work of Field Secre- 
tary and herewith presents his report of work to date: 


In submitting to you my report of work done in the last five 
months, permit me to say that it can only be an expression of things 
hoped for, rather than a statement of accomplished results. 

Coming from the Seminary into this field of labor, it was for me 
the solving of a new problem. Though I had been familiar with the 
actual work of teaching for several years, I had never before taken 
the public platform to talk about the work. Upon assuming the 
duties of Field Secretary, my first task was to learn what had been 
done. Accordingly I spent the first few weeks in studying the 
records and correspondence in the office, and in making myself ac- 
quainted with the Baptist Book Store, meanwhile, as opportunity 
was afforded me, I delivered addresses on the work. 

I attended the Conference for Christian Workers at Mars Hill the 
first of August, but the attendance of actual Sunday School teachers 
was smaller than bad been expected. 

Since that time I have devoted myself chiefly to the task of finding 
out first hand just what the present condition of the Sunday School 
work is in the different parts of the State. I have attended fifteen 
associational gatherings, and spoken in the interest of the work and 
conferred with the pastors and teachers about the condition of their 
Sunday Schools. I would have attended more Associations had not 
so many met on the same date. In addition to these, however, I have 
had personal conferences with Christian workers familiar with the 
Sunday Schools in the twenty-six otner Associations. I have held 


one Institute, shared in two Sunday School Conventions, conducted 
two Sunday School rallies, and have spoken, in all, fifty-nine times. 

Through these opportunities I have endeavored to make a diag- 
nosis of the Sunday School situation in the State, with a view to so 
adapting my work to the situation as to he of the most service. 

The need now, as I see it, is not so much, more Sunday Schools as 
better ones. Not that Sunday Schools have been organized every- 
where they are needed, but these needy places, when organized, are 
vitally dependent for their continual support upon the missionary 
impulse from the older Sunday Schools, if they are to abide after the 
initiatory enthusiasm dies away. One law of life is from within 
outward, from the center to circumference. If we stimulate a strong 
vigorous life within the Sunday Schools we now have, they will ex- 
press that life in branch schools to which they will become the ef- 
fectual supporters. 

The Field Secretary can best promote the organization of new Sun- 
day Schools by increasing the efficiency of those we now have, and by 
cooperating with the missionaries employed by the Board. The 
statistics for this year are not yet complete, but we are able to report 
forty neAv Sunday Schools organized this year, almost all of which 
were started upon our various mission fields. 

The best volunteer work reported by any associational representa- 
tive is that of Bro. H. A. Cooper, in the South River Association, 
who. at great sacrifice to himself, has visited and spoken to more 
than half the Sunday Schools in his Association. There remains 
only one church in the South River without its Sunday Schools. 

There is ;i great need for more teachers and better ones. Those 
we now have may be made better ones by imparting to them a higher 
ideal of the service they render, and by training them in the best 
methods of teaching. Here lies the work of the Field Secretary. No 
one, however, can learn to teach by simply hearing him talk about 
it. We can not learn to swim without going into the water. We 
can not teach another to swim by simply lecturing on the art. Our 
discussions nf teaching must be combined with and grow out of the 
work of actual teaching, if they are to be of. any practical value. 
Therefore, we must have more actual teaching in our Institutes, 
with a view to discovering the principles underlying successful 
work. Th(> presence of sight-seers and curious folk often uninten- 
tionally serve as a check upon lively discussion, free questions and 
candid answers. Our Institutes should be places where teachers 
study principles and apply same in actual teaching, consequently 
talk to the multitude must be relegated to the evening. We must be 
content to reach the many through the few, and may profit by the 
example of our Master, who turned from addressing the multitude 
to the training of the twelve. 


We also need to plan for greatly increasing our available teaching 
force. Our high schools and colleges are strategic points in the fu- 
ture training work of the Church. It snouid De tne rare exception 
when one goes through these institutions without becoming a Chris- 
tian, and being prepared to lead in the training work of his home 
church. We ought to encourage the organization of voluntary classes 
for the devotional study of God's Word at these institutions, and to 
arrange, where possible, that they be taught the principles underly- 
ing successful teaching. 

No satisfactory system of colportage has yet been evolved in con- 
nection with the work of the Field Secretary. A number of Associa- 
tions have colporters in the field, under the direction of their own 
Executive Committees, to which they made their several reports. 

The American Baptist Publication Society, however, has kindly 
donated several hundred dollars worth of books for the use of col- 
porters in the western part of the State, under the supervision of 
Bro. A. E. Brown. They make their reports through him. 

The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention at 
Nashville has shown itself ready this year, as so often before, to 
make donations of Sunday School literature to newly-organized Sun- 
day Schools unable to pay for same. We owe them no small debt of 

T. Neil Johnson, 

N. B. Broughton, Field Secretary. 

President of 8. S. Committee. 


Ours is not a Board of State Missions, but a Board of Missions, 
having under its supervision all branches of Missions. We sincerely 
believe that the Baptists of North Carolina need to take a deeper in- 
terest in Foreign Missions, and feel more sensibly their responsi- 
bility for the world's evangelization. We believe that nothing would 
give to all our work such a mighty impulse as a deepening of the 
real Foreign Mission spirit. We recommend that our State largely 
increase its contribution to Foreign Missions. 


During the past year there has been a very gratifying and encour- 
aging increase in our contributions from North Carolina to Foreign 
Missions. We have given individually more than ever before for 
this object, and yet our gifts are relatively small compared with 


other States, which have fewer Baptists, and really very small in 
proportion to our numbers and ability, and lamentably small in pro- 
portion to the immense importance of this great cause. It is a Chris- 
tian's duty to contribute, according to his ability, to every benevo- 
lent work, for we are God's stewards, holding what we have as His 
trustees, and the call of any good cause which is helping and bless- 
ing and saving men is a call from God Himself. When we respond to 
such calls, we honor God's drafts, and when we disregard these calls, 
we withhold our Lord's money — we rob God. But there is no benev- 
olent cause which has so great a claim upon Christians as Foreign 
Missions. Nothing to which we may or do contribute more certainly 
accords with the teaching and requirements of God's Word, and is 
more clearly approved by God. More depends on this great under- 
taking, and far greater consequences will come from its success or 
failure than from any other effort which God's people are making. 
If Foreign Mission work succeeds, millions of souls are saved and 
Christ will be enthroned as the world's King. If it fails, millions of 
souls are eternally lost and Christ's kingdom will not come. The re- 
flex influence is always experienced when we contribute to any good 
cause for Christ's sake. It makes us happier and better to sacrifice 
for others and give to any benevolent work. But never is this reflex 
influence so great and helpful as when we give to Foreign Missions. 
The motive that prompts us to give to this is purer and more Christ- 
iike than to any other enterprise. The heathens have no claim on us, 
and we can hope for no rewards from them. We send them the gos- 
pel for Christ's sake and because His Spirit imparted to us prompts 
us to love them. Obedience and love for Christ and unselfish love 
for the lost is the pure and powerful motive that causes us to give to 
Foreign Missions. To yield to such an impulse and to obey such a 
motive will surely make us better men and women; even prayer and 
worship is no surer and more effectual means of grace. This really 
is the tap-root of all Christian benevolence. As we cultivate a For- 
eign Mission spirit, we are fertilizing the root from which comes 
liberality to every good cause. There is no better way for pastors 
to help their people to grow in grace and to become liberal to othsr 
benevolent objects than to awaken their conscience on this subject 
and cause them to perform their duty to Foreign Missions. I verily 
believe if we, as a denomination, will put more stress on Foreign 
Mission work our churches would respond more cheerfully and lib- 
erally to other important objects. Greater interest in Foreign Mis- 
sions, in the individual and Church, will produce greater interest in 
State Missions, Home Missions and Christian education. 

The reports from our foreign fields are gratifying and hopeful. All 
of our missionaries have returned to their places in China, and there 
are alreadv many indications that God will overrule the war in that 


country for the promotion of Christ's kingdom. Recent develop- 
ments, growing out of our recent war with Spain, have opened up 
new, important and promising fields, which our Board ought to oc- 
cupy at once. In fact, all the recent changes among the nations of 
the world are encouraging and helpful to Foreign Mission work. 
Dr. Willingham, our faithful Secretary, tells us there is need now 
for more missionaries, as there are so many fields to be occupied and 
the churches are increasing their contributions. Let us pray in our 
homes and churches that God will call and send out more laborers to 
reap in their ripe harvest fields. There is every reason why North 
Carolina should pray much and give much for this great work. God 
has honored our State in sending out from our churches so many 
1'aithful men and women. Some have gone to their reward and some 
are still at their posts. Let us raise $15,000 for this great work next 


The Home Mission Board never had before it such a wide open 
door of usefulness as it has to-day, and never was its work more im- 
portant. The eyes of the world are turning to the South, and soon 
the tide of immigration will pour in upon us. About the work in 
general, we will leave Bro. J. C. Caddell, Vice-President, to speak. 
In North Carolina the Home Board is lending timely aid. 

The Home Board appropriates $3,000.00* to our mountain schools, 
the same to be used under direction of our Board. In addition to 
this, the Home Board, in co-operation with our Board, supports 
twenty-nine missionaries in factory villages, each Board paying half 
the amount appropriated. The amount contributed by the Home 
Board is $2,000.00. This appropriation is made unconditionally, in 
addition to this, the Home Board promises $1,000.00 to be used in the 
Mission work in the State, on condition that we raise and forward to 
the Treasurer $6,000.00 for Home Missions before May 1, 1902. 


The history of the Home Board in our State is too full of glorious 
achievements aim aDidmg results to ever lose its noid upon a grate- 
ful people. 

The sphere of the Home Board, affecting as it does the religiou? 
social and commercial interests of our country, will not fail to attract 
the earnest attention of wise planners and successful leaders. 

A large number of the churches which make up the strength aD-l 
working energy of our churches drew their first sustenance from the 
Home Mission Board. But we would not stop to contemplate the 
glories of a past history, but rather use it for the achievement of 
even greater results in the future. 


The number of our own people who have left the older States and 
found homes in the South and Southwest is constantly increasing. 
If they are to have the gospel at all, they must hear it from a mi»- 
sionary of the Home Board. 

If Cuba is indeed to be free, and her men and women to reach the 
highest and best station is citizenship, these blessings can come only 
through the preaching of the Gospel. 

The barriers are down, and, if we will, we may cover the island 
with the Word of Life. 

Many of our people are leaving their homes in the country, quit- 
ting farm life, and seeking employment in factories and other en- 
terprises of recent establishment. 

This change in homes and associations, while it may be of finan- 
cial advantage, is attended with dangers and temptations which these 
simple rural people have not heretofore encountered. Factory peo- 
ple move often, from place to place, and so factory churches will be 
slow in reaching the condition when they will be self-sustaining, and 
must look largely to the Home Board for the Gospel and for an op- 
portunity to educate their children. 

The Home Board has been a strong factor in co-operation work 
among the negroes. This work has resulted in developing better 
preachers and more competent teachers. This is the hope of the 
negro race in the South, and without wise leaders the situation is at 
once a serious one, and we may seriously consider, not only what 
will become of the negroes, but what will become of us with them 
living in our midst. 

I know I have hardly so much as touched the Home Mission work, 
with its far-reaching and momentous importance to the evangeliza- 
tion of the world, but enough has been said to suggest that the Board 
needs more sympathy, more active workers, and more money to en- 
able its missionaries to carry out the last and great command of our 
Saviour before He went from earth to heaven. 

J. C. Caddell. 

A word as to salaries and expenses may be of interest. Salaries 
are as follows: 

Livingston Johnson, Corresponding Secretary $ 1,700.00 

A. E. Brown, Assistant Corresponding Secretary 800.00 

T. Neil Johnson, Sunday School Secretary 900.00 

Miss Mae Ford, Stenographer 360.00 

Walters Durham, Treasurer 250.00 

Total 4,010.00 


Other expenses: 

Printing and postage 335.25 

Office rent 120.00 

traveling expenses 519.75 

Total 4,985.00 

Total amount for all objects of the Convention 56,410.56 

Raised for schools by A. E. Brown 11,000.00 


A little calculation will show that all the expenses are only about 
8 per cent of the whole amount raised. It has been our aim to 
make this report clear and explicit. We have sought to give the 
facts exactly as they are. Livingston Johnson, 

John E. Ray, Corresponding Secretary. 



In presenting this, my second annual report, I endeavor to set 
forth as briefly as possible an account of the work undertaken and 
results achieved during the year. But, first of all, I desire to ac- 
knowledge our indebtedness to Him who has granted these blessings 
upon the efforts of His servants. 

I congratulate my people of the West upon the progress made dur- 
ing the past year. We are convincing ourselves by our achievements 
that we can do things. The spirit of helplessness and distrust is being 
cast aside and a new spirit is possessing our people — a spirit of con- 
fidence, a spirit of progress. We are a part of th<3 world, and by the 
grace of God we will let them know it some day. 

The fact that there is a Baptist Church for every eighteen square 
miles in the mountain counties is sufficient to convince us that our 
work is not a work of evangelization, as was our fathers', but a work 
of development. 


This, our oldest institution, continues prosperous, and its reputa- 
tion for thorough work has widened its influence until its patronage 
is no longer confined to its original territory, but is drawn from 
more than a score of counties in our own State and from other 
States. The number of students in attendance so overcrowd its two 
small brick buildings as to make it absolutely necessary to erect 


another larger and better arranged building at once. The plans for 
such a building have already been prepared by a competent architect, 
and during the summer we made a preliminary campaign of the ter- 
ritory to publish the needs and arouse a building sentiment. This 
campaign not only resulted in arousing the sentiment necessary to 
carry out the plans, but a nice collection in cash and subscriptions 
was secured, which forms the neucleus of the $10,000 necessary to 
erect and equip the proposed building and provide suitable boarding 
facilities. These buildings must not only be erected, but erected at 
once. The friends of the institution recognize the magnitude of the 
undertaking, but we are confronted by a condition that demands it. 
There are thousands of Baptist boys and girls who can look to no 
other Baptist institution for training. 


The building occupied by this school is a large seven-room, well- 
built frame structure, sufficiently completed to be occupied. During 
the year a girls' dormitory of twenty-one rooms was commenced and 
sufficiently completed to allow a portion of it to be occupied. Some 
work has also been done toward finishing the institute during the 
year. The two buildings, when completed, are estimated to cost 
$7,000. All the funds thus far for their erection have been contrib- 
uted by the Carolina Association. It will require about $1,500 to 
properly finish and equip them: and then the temporary arrange- 
ments for the boarding of boys must be changed and a dormitory 
provided for them where they can board under the eye of the Prin- 
cipal or some member of the Faculty, and this at such figures as to 
put the school within reach of the farmer boys. 

The present session of this school opened with greatly increased 
patronage, which comes from a wider range. There is no trouble 
about the boys and girls of this country going to school if the school 
can be out in reach of their limited means. 

II.' Y\\ mi!. HIGH SCHOOL, CLYDE. N. C. 

This school also opened with an increased patronage. The build- 
ing, which is a two-story brick, 32 by 70 feet long, is being enlarged 
by a wing 30 by 32 feel : and before we are able to complete this ad- 
dition we are confronted by the fact that the increased patronage 
makes it necessary to build another wing, or erect another building. 

During the year we have secured a dormitory for hoys. This is a 
large three-story building, erected for a hotel, which came on the 
market at about one-half its real value, and. through the business 
foresight of Rev. \V. E. Wilkins, it was purchased for the school. 
We owe about $ on it yet. 


A girls' dormitory is greatly needed and must be provided, or the 
work materially crippled. 

In my last report I was of the opinion that the Haywood Associa- 
tion would be able to take care of this work without asking help 
from the Convention. But the demands for enlargement have been 
such that I do not now see how it can be done unless the Convention 
comes to our aid. And in this case, as in the others, delay will be 
well-nigh fatal, as it will so discourage a people who have made 
heroic sacrifices that they will give up the struggle. 


During the year we have erected a five-room brick building for this 
school, and while it is yet unfinished, the material to finish has been 
purchased and the first story will be completed by the first of Janu- 
ary, 1902, so that the school may open in it after the holidays. 

The work on the building here has moved slowly, principally on 
account of lack of funds, and your Assistant Secretary has had to in- 
volve himself for several hundred dollars here, as at some other 
places, or see the work suffer, perhaps beyond repair. We have as 
yet undertaken no dormitories for this school, but they must be pro- 
vided, as the same conditions exist here as at the otner schools. The 
hoard must be brought within the reach of our farmer boys, who are 
too poor to board on any other plan than the co-operative. 


Our building here has proven insufficient for the school, and we 
are now getting material together for the erection of another build- 
ing better adapted to the needs of the school. We hope to have 
the new building ready by the opening of the fall term, and the pres- 
ent building converted into a girls' dormitory. The people of this 
territory are, perhaps, the poorest in this world's goods of any in our 
mountain country, but a campaign among them this fall showed 
them rich in zeal and faith, which is ready to sacrifice even the few 
poor comforts they have for the Lord's cause. 


We have here an imposing five-room building, costing $5,000, com- 
menced and finished within the year. That this has been accom- 
plished, is due largely to Bro. E. F. Watson, a lawyer, who closed his 
office and accompanied me on my campaign through the Association, 
and has spared neither time nor money to bring the work to a speedy 
conclusion. Too much can not be said of the people of Yancey 
County — a more loyal and sacrificing people are not to be found any- 
where. They no sooner saw their school building completed than 


they began the erection of a 26-room dormitory. But, notwithstand- 
ing their sacrifices, they still owe a balance on their splendid build- 
ing. The school opened in August, and, notwithstanding the most 
determined competition, the enrollment has gone far beyond the 
hundred mark, and will doubtless reach two hundred before the ses- 
sion closes. 


This is the Mitchell County school and occupies an unfinished 
building, which is beautiful in design and convenient in arrange- 
ment. Bakersville and Mitchell County suffered greater from the 
last spring floods than any part of our State. It was almost a second 
Johnstown. I have never seen anything to compare with the de- 
struction wrought by the floods in this county. Thousands of dol- 
lars worth of property was swept away. Scores of families were left 
homeless and penniless. The Baptist Church in Bakersville, which 
was the best in the town, was swept away. Yet, notwithstanding all 
this distress, we have been able to make a payment on the house, 
paint the outside, and provision is made for completing the inside 

In view of the circumstances of the people in the county, and the 
homeless condition of the Baptists in Bakersville, it is impossible 
for them to pay the remainder on the house within the time agreed, 
and if it is not done the property will pass out of our hands with all 
that we have done and sacrificed and our cause in that section 
doomed for a half century or more. The property, when completed, 
will be worth $3,000 or more. There is a balance of about $750 due 
on the building. Three hundred of this must be paid next spring. 
Notwithstanding the stranded condition of the people, they will 
finish the house if this debt can be provided for outside. The school 
is in a flourishing condition. 

In addition to the above schools, one has been started at Enon, in 
Transylvania County, which, while Baptist, is not owned and con- 
trolled by the denomination, but arrangements are being made by 
which it will become the property of the Transylvania Association 
and will then be greatly improved in equipment. Its prospects are 

Another school is needed in the northwest of our territory, and it 
was my purpose to visit that section this year, but high waters and 
the impassable condition of the roads prevented me, and I have had 
to defer the trip to another time. 

In concluding this part of my report, let me say that the enroll- 
ment in our schools this year has passed the 1,600 mark, and this 
will be very greatly increased after the public schools close. There 
is no trouble about our boys and girls going to school if they can get 


an opportunity. But our farmers handle so little money they can 
not afford to pay tuition and board, and so we must provide dormi- 
tories for both sexes at each of these schools, which are to be run on 
the club or co-operative plan. Some of our boys and girls will go to 
college and the number will increase each year, but the great mass 
of them will depend on these schools for all the education they will 
ever receive, and what that will mean to our churches and other in- 
stitutions, no man knows. 

Each of these schools, with two exceptions, has a Wake Forest 
graduate for its Principal and the other teachers are either gradu- 
ates of some good school, or with some special training for their 

A conservative valuation of our school property in the west would 
be forty thousand dollars, and with fifty thousand more we will be 
iD very good shape. But we should not set a limit. 


£ have been able this year to have done some much-needed col- 
portage work through the kindness of the American Baptist Publish- 
ing Society and by using some books in my possession belonging to 
our Book Store. The following summary will give some idea of the 
work done in this line: 

Colporters 8 

Days of service 650 

Miles travelled 6,420 

Bibles sold 238 

Testaments sold 222 

Bibles given away 16 

Testaments given away 48 

Books given away 37 

Books sold 468 

Sermons preached 214 

Addresses made 80 

Prayer-meetings held 76 

Families visited 1.516 

Families destitute of Bible 41 

Baptisms 63 

Churches constituted 1 

(The above is not a complete report, since all the reports for the 
last month have not come in yet.) 

I hope to be able to continue this branch of the work and have 
plans for making it more effective in the future. In concluding this 
report, let me say that the great Baptist hosts of the mountains are 


just beginning to awake to their power and opportunities. The fu- 
ture is pregnant for us. We need a great many things yet, and need 
them badly, but the hopeful feature of the situation is, we are be- 
ginning to recognize our needs and have set ourselves to the task of 
supplying them. 


The reports of the Woman's Central Committee of Missions are an 
unceasing reminder of the power of littles given intelligently and 
systematically. The foundation stones of the Woman's Missionary 
Societies, under the care of this committee, are: Prayer, Bible and 
Mission Study, and the giving of two cents a week. Upon these the 
number of societies has grown to nearly five hundred, who con- 
tribute this year the sum of $9,766.36 to Home, Foreign and State 
Mission objects. This rounds out the amounts reported by the so- 
cieties since the beginning of their united work, fifteen years ago, to 
the splendid sum of $72,920.06. 

In continuance of the forward movement of last year the societies 
were urged to spare no effort to enlarge their membership, endeavor- 
ing to induce each woman of their churches to contribute at least 
two cents a week to missions. Much has been done on this impor- 
tant line. 

The Volunteer Teachers Work, which was so well begun in 1900, 
was greatly enlarged in 1901, and the faithfulness of the Volunteers, 
as well as their remarkable success, calls for gratitude and praise. 
Forty-six teachers taught in ten counties. Into their schools were 
gathered 2,111 pupils. For their services the teachers received noth- 
ing but their travelling expenses and board, the former being paid 
by the State Mission Board, the latter provided by the people among 
whom they taught. 

The cost of this work to the Mission Board was seven hundred and 
twelve dollars and eight cents. 

It is the opinion of the committee, and of all those who have come 
in contact with this work, that it has been marvellously successful, 
and that it bears large promise for the future. 

In looking forward to the coming years, your committee would lay 
stress upon the imperative necessity of training the children of the 
Sunday Schools to an intelligent appreciation of their obligation to 
give the gospel to the world. The Woman's Societies are endeavor- 
ing to meet this necessity as best they may, but they earnestly ap- 
peal to the pastors, parents and Sunday School Superintendents for 
their support and sympathy at this vastly important point. The 


work before us increases daily. Shall the future find us defeated for 
want of trained recruits? 

With the past record of success, we would be wanting in faith and 
gratitude if we did not look to the opening year with confident ex- 
pectation of larger things. 

With hope and trust for the coming year, we gratefully submit the 
following itemized statement of the past year's efforts and success: 

The Woman's Missionary Societies contributed for the year ending 
November 30, 1901, $9,766.36, appropriated as follows: 

To Foreign Missions $2,303.00 

Christmas Offering 812.21 

Total for Foreign Missions 3,115.21 

To Home Missions $1,023.68 

Self-denial 613.40 

Boxes 2,374.58 

Total for Home Missions 4,011.60 

Tc State Missions $1,844.95 

Volunteer Fund 277.8°. 

Total for State Missions 2,122.78 

To Orphanage $131.13 

Sunday Schools 18.57 

Ministerial Education 39. 6(.' 

Famine Relief 7 - 7 '* 

B. F. University 2.50 

Expense Fund l-^ 

111 inisterial Relief 20.12 

Total 221.48 

Respectfully submitted, Fannie E. S. Heck. 

Mrs. W. N. Jones, Pres. W. Gen. Com. 

Sec. and Treus. W. Cen. Com. 





Walters Durham. Treasurer, in account current with the 

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Dec. 4, 1901. 






1,198.76 : 


Cash in Commercial and 
Farmers Bank. 

Note of Home Board 







Sunday-Schools and Col- 


Baptist Book Store.. .. .. 



Ministerial Relief . 



Students' Aid Fund 

4.J 50 


Yates Memorial— - 

25. 75 


Mills Memorial _ . 




Galveston church 





iber t. 1901. 

J. B. Martin. Auditor 

STATE missions. 

Receipts from all sources for State Missions .... 

To office expenses, postage, etc $ 155.15 

Sal; W. H. .Broughton, stenographer. 70.00 

Edwards & Broughton, printing minutes... 80.00 

H. C. Moore, salary as Rec. Sec 24.37 

Postage and printing for W. C. C 101.40 

Walters Durham, salary as Treasurer 100.00 

•lense Voluntary Teachers 700.00 

Paid fm :>tion 567.47 

Rent of Mission Rooms 95.00 

Schools in Western N. C 1 600.00 

B. W. Spilman, salary as S. S. Sec 198.33 

T. Neil Johnson, salary as S. S. Sec 305.00 

T. Neil Johnson, travelling expenses 10.00 



To Livingston Johnson, salary as Cor. Sec $530.00 

Livingston Johnson, travelling expenses 132.72 

Paid note in bank 1,000.00 

Paid interest on note 122.90 

Miss Mae Ford, salary as stenographer 20.00 

John E. White, salary as Cor. Sec 20. 1)0 

J. D. Hufbam, salary as Statistician 150.00 

A. E. Brown, salary as Assistant Cor. Sec. . . 799.92 

A. E. Brown, travelling expenses 152.99 

Paid Missionaries 14,852.62 

Balance 4,850.03 

$20,637.90 $26,637.90 

December 4, 1901. 


Amount received $10,486.54 

Amount sent direct 1,151.88 

To amount sent direct $ 1,151.88 

Office expense 64.14 

Edwards & Broughton, printing minutes . . 50.00 

Rent of Mission Rooms 65.00 

Printing and postage W. C. C 100.00 

Walters Durham, Treasurer's salary 95.00 

John E. White, salary as Cor. Sec 60.00 

L. Jobnson, salary as Cor. Sec 560.00 

L. Johnson, travelling expenses 78.18 

Mrs. W. H. Broughton, salary as Stenog 82.00 

Miss Mae Ford, salary as Stenog 35.00 

N. B. Broughton, salary as Rec. Sec 12.50 

Foreign Board 7,205.00 

Balance 2,079.72 

$11,638.42 $11,638.42 
December 4, 1901. 



Amount received $5,949.78 

Amount sent direct 263.72 

To amount sent direct $ 263.72 

Office expense 38.75 

Edwards & Broughton, printing minutes. . . . 40.00 

Rent on Mission Rooms 60.00 

Walters Durham, salary as Treasurer 55.00 

Printing and postage W. C. C 98.20 

Mrs. W. H. Broughton, salary as Stenog 65.00 

Miss Mae Ford, salary as Stenog 35.00 

John B. White, salary as Cor. Sec 60.00 

N. B. Broughton, salary as Rec. Sec 12.50 

L. Johnson, salary as Cor. Sec 470.00 

L. Johnson, travelling expenses 52.75 

Paid John Mitchell for Education Board 238.82 

Paid Tally-Ho Church (error) 1.00 

Home Board 3,524.00 

Balance 1,198.76 

$6,213.50 $6,213.50 

December 4, 1901. 



Amount received $2,959.53 

Paid vouchers of John Mitchell and W. R. Cullom $2,160.00 
Balance 799.53 

$2,959.53 $2,959.53 

December 4, 1901. 


Amount received $329.26 

To B. W. Spilman, travelling expenses $ 23.87 

B. W. Spilman, salary S. S. Sec 40.00 

Freight on books 11.30 

T. Neil Johnson, travelling expenses 63.75 

T. Neil Johnson, salary S. S. Sec 75.00 

Postage 10.00 

Balance 105.34 

$329.26 $329.26 

December 4, 1901. 



Amount received $1,519.31 

To paid T. E. Cheek, Treasurer $1,094.75 

Balance 424.56 

$1,519.31 $1,519.31 

December 4, 1901. 


students' aid fund. 

By amount received $38.00 

To paid D. Presley Smith, Treasurer $33.50 

Balance 4.50 

$38.00 $38.00 

December 4, 1901. 


By amount received $161.38 

To paid J. B. Boone, Manager $161.38 

$161.38 $161.38 
December 4, 1901. 


By amount received $25.75 

Balance $25.75 

$25.75 $25.75 
December 4, 1901. 


By amount received $83.69 

To paid J. B. Boone, Manager $79.61 

Balance 4.08 

$83.69 $83.69 
December 4, 1901. 


By amount received $2.06 

To balance $2.06 

$2.06 $2.06 

December 4, 1901. 




By amount received $8,217.46 

To interest '. $ 90.00 

Rent 170.00 

Baxter Durham on salary 30.00 

Merchandise, books, etc 7,078.48 

Balance 248.98 

5,217.46 $8,217.46 

December 4, 1901. 

By total receipts to Treasurer for all objects. . . . $56,410.66 

To total vouchers paid for all objects $46,667.35 

Balance, in Commercial and Farmers Bank. 8,743.31 
Note of Home Board '■ 1,000.00 

$56,410.66 $56,410.66 

Respectfully submitted, Walters Durham, 

Treas. Baptist State Convention. 
December 4, 1901. 

I hereby certify that I have examined the books of Walters Dur- 
ham, Treasurer of Baptist State Convention, and find them in all re- 
spects correct and correctly supporting the above statement of ac- 
counts. J- B. Martin, 


December 4, 1901. 

Eight hundred and thirty-two dollars and twenty-six cents came in 
for State Missions before the books came into the hands of the pres- 
ent Treasurer. This should be added to his figures for State Mis- 
sions. Livingston Johnson. 


The appointment of special committees on various phases 
of the Board's report was authorized. 

T. J. Taylor, of the committee to raise funds for 
the investigation of Baptist history, presented a report, 
which, upon his motion, was referred to a special committee 
to report later. 

The Convention was then addressed by O. F. Flippo, Dis- 
trict Secretary of the Missionary and Bible Departments 
of the American Baptist Publication Society. 

Field Secretary B. . W. Spilman, of the Sunday School 
Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, addressed the 
body on the work and claims of the Board. 

The report of the Committee on Foreign Missions was 
presented by J. William Jones, as follows : 


The time has surely passed when, before this intelligent body, it is 
necessary to argue the duty or importance of Foreign Missions. 

In the supreme "Order Book" we have plainly written the com- 
mand of our Great Captain: "Go ye into all of the world and preach 
the gospel to every creature," and our plain duty, as "soldiers 
of the cross," is to render unquestioning obedience to the order of 
our Leader. He has coupled with His commission the precious prom- 
ise: "Lo! I am with you all the days," and as a people, as churches, 
or as individuals, we have no right to claim the promise or to expect 
the blessing if we fail in strict obedience to the "marching orders" 
of our King. 

Let us, then, engrave it on our minds, and memories, and hearts 
that as loyal subjects of Messiah's kingdom we must "Go" or "Send." 

Since Cary, "the consecrated cobbler," first went as a missionary to 
India and gave to Baptists the high honor of starting the modern 
missionary enterprise, there has been remarkable progress in this 
work, until Dr. R. J. Willingham, our faithful Secretary, could say 
in a recent publication : 

"The results have been wonderful. Nations have been searched 
out, languages have been mastered, reduced to writing, and God's 
Word translated into them. Over four hundred tongues and dialects 
are made to shine forth with God's truth. Superstitions and lies of 
abomination have been discarded; prejudice and hate have given 
way to light and love. Besides the 15,460 missionaries laboring in 




foreign fields, there are 77,338 native assistants and 1,289,298 com- 
municants. Volumes written could not tell of all the glorious re- 

But while we should rejoice to give in detail the work of all evan- 
gelical Christians, and especially the work of our Baptist brethren 
of England and America, the proper limits of this report confine us 
to the work of the Southern Baptist Convention with which we are 
identified. Since the organization of our Board, in 1845, it has made 
steady and substantial progress, until to-day its receipts are far 
larger than ever before, the number of its Missions and missionaries 
has greatly increased; the reports of the missionaries are more en- 
couraging, and the general outlook brighter than ever before. The 
Board has missionaries in China, Japan, Africa, Italy, Mexico and 
Brazil, and from all of these fields the most hopeful reports come. 

We quote the following from the latest statistics given by the 
Board : 









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China . . 
Africa . 
Italy . . . 

Brazil . 

Japan . 



Total 127 46 56 








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In addition to these statistics it may be mentioned that we have a 
large number of schools, upon which the Board expends very little 
money, except what is specially designated for the purpose by con- 
tributors, but which are doing a noble work in teaching the natives 
and training efficient workers for Mission fields. Our noble brother, 
R. T. Bryan, writes of our schools in China, that "they are like Sun- 
day Schools running all of the week." 

Brethren Graves and Simmons are doing a noble work at Canton 
in training in the Scriptures young preachers, who are to carry the 
gospel to their own people, and similar work is being done at other 
points. The Board has just opened a training school in Rome, Italy. 
has opened one since the convention in Torreon, Mexico, and has ar- 
ranged to open one in a few weeks in Pernambuco, Brazil. What 
hallowed influences we may expect to go out from these "schools of 
the prophets!" 


A letter received a few days ago by the chairman of this commit- 
tee, from the Secretary of our Board, says: "We have now one hun- 
dred and seven missionaries, the largest number we have ever had. 
Only six of these are at present in this country, and two of them are 
arranging to sail for China in December. Our receipts are larger 
than ever before at this time of the year, but yet not large enough to 
meet the increased demands upon us. I wish that you would em- 
phasize the urgent need of good men for the foreign field. Some of 
our pastors ought to resign and go to the front. We are hearing of 
many baptisms. China seems opened as never before. One mission- 
ary has recently baptized over seventy; another writes that he has 
one hundred applying to him for baptism, and other brethren write 
of the glorious openings in other fields." 

The contributions of Southern Baptists to the support of this 
Board last year amounted to $156,083.33, of which North Carolina 
gave $9,461.3(5. Our Treasurer reports for our conventional year 
$11,638.42 received, an increase of about two thousand dollars. 

From the days of our noble Yates to the present time, North Caro- 
lina has led all of our States in the number of able, and consecrated 
men and women she has sent to the foreign field. Surely she ought 
not to be one whit behind any of the States in her contributions to 
this great work. 

We close this report with several practical remarks: 

1. We should give the Board and its Secretaries our warmest sym- 
pathies, most fervent prayers, and most active co-operation. The 
Foreign Mission Board has been from the first exceedingly fortunate 
in the men who have had charge of its affairs. Its first Secretary 
was the saintly, wise and untiring Dr. James B. Taylor, of blessed 
memory, who laid broad and deep the foundations of the work, and 
his associate, for some years, was Dr. A. M. Poindexter, whose fiery 
eloquence was heard all over our Southland, awakening and quicken- 
ing the vast crowds who heard him to deeper interest, and zeal in 
this work. When Taylor was called from his long and successful 
service to wear his glittering crown, the Board was exceedingly 
fortunate in securing as his successor the scholarly and accom- 
plished Dr. H. A. Tupper, whose consecrated wisdom, thorough 
knowledge of the work, and tactful management of delicate and dif- 
ficult problems, have left their valuable impress on the Board and its 
work. These have followed our younger men, Brethren T. P. Bell, 
R. J. Willingham, E. Y. Mullins, A. J. Barton and B. E. Bomar, who 
have proven their fitness and capacity by the steady progress of the 
work in their hands. The Board itself has always been composed of 
the ablest and best men to be found, and now consists of twenty-one 
members living in Richmond, Va., and a Vice-President in each 
State co-operating with the Convention. The resident members are 


found in the following walks of life: Three professors, two lawyers, 
one physician, eight pastors, one banker, one broker, one merchant, 
one editor, one college Treasurer and librarian, and two Secretaries 
of the Board, all of whom give the work their valuable time, and con- 
secrated thought. Surely they should be remembered in our prayers, 
that God may keep and guide and help them in their great work. 

2. Our pastors should inform themselves and keep their churches 
informed about the fields, the missionaries and their work. A copy 
of those charming books, "Italy and the Italians," by Dr. George B. 
Taylor, and "Life of Mathew T. Yates," by Dr. Chas. E. Taylor, and 
similar books, should be in the library of every pastor, and every in- 
telligent layman. The Foreign Mission Journal should be widely 
circulated in our churches, and the leaflets published by the Board, 
and by our Woman's Missionary Union, should be put in all of our 

3. We ought not to rest satisfied until every church in our Con- 
vention and every member of our churches contribute regularly to 
Foreign Missions. 

4. And we can not urge too earnestly that there should be in our 
pulpits, our prayer-meetings, around our family altars, and in our 
closets far more of earnest, persevering, humble, believing prayer 
that "the Lord of the harvest" would raise up. qualify and send forth 
more laborers to garner "the fields white to the harvest" — that He 
will bless the Board, its Secretaries, and its missionaries; that He 
will put it into the hearts of our people to contribute more liberally 
to this great work, and that He will so direct and bless .it as to 
hasten the glad time when the nations of the earth shall all hear and 
heed the message of salvation, and our King shall come, "whose right 
it is to reign." 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) J. Wm. Jones, Chmn., 
W. C. Tyiu;e. 
A. R. Love. 
W. F. Watso.v 
R. H. Hebbing, 
R. P. Thomas, 


v remarks by E. E. Bomar, Assistant Corresponding 
Mission Board, pf Richmond, Va., 
the report was adopted. 

The President appointed the following committees: 

Home Missions. — C. S. Blackwell, R. H. Herring. S. A. Hege, J. S. 
Fine, J. N. Myers. E. L. Fox, G. L. White. 


Orphanage. — C. A. G. Thomas, C. A. Leonard, W. C. Martin, C. W. 
Lowry, A. I. Justice, Thomas Carrick, G. J. Dowell. 

Female University. — J. W. Bailey, J. H. Smith, W. T. Hurst, J. L. 
Memory, Noah Biggs, J. W. Roberts, A. W. Cooke. 

Periodicals.— Forrest Smith, W. H. Rich, T. B. Wilder, J. S. 
Farmer, Thomas Hume. 

Obituaries.— J. F. Love, C. B. Justice, C. J. Woodson, W. H. Dodd, 
J. M. Holleman, W. A. Cooper, F. H. Jones. 

-^Temperance. — John A. Oates.. C. L. Greaves, J. E. Smith, S. F. Con- 
rad, W. M. Lyles, J. H. Rich, F. N. Day. 

Sunday Schools and Colportage.—C. A. Jenkens, T. Neil Johnson, 
F. T. Baldwin, F. J. Lipper, G. L. Allen, T. H. Street, J. T. Valentine. 

Woman's Work. — E. S. Reaves, W. N. Jones, C. F. Meserve, J. B. 
Yarbrough, R. B. Horn, J. H. Fleming, B. D. McKaughan. 

Education, General and Ministerial. — M. E. Parrish, M. Baldwin, 
J. R. Moore, P. W. Patton, J. M. Hamrick, T. L. Vernon, J. F. Pleas- 

Religious Exercises. — Pastors of Baptist churches in Winston- 
Salem, and Deacons of First Baptist Church. 

Finance — T. S. Sprinkle, W. J. Conrad, J. C. Watkins, A. H. Eller. 

To Nominate Preachers and Place of Next Meeting. — A. R. Foushee, 
E. Frost, J. L. Shinn, C. J. D. Parker, J. M. Hilliard, W. H. H. Law- 
hon, J. B. Carlyle. 

To Nominate Board of Education. — W. F. Fry, M. P. Davis, R. W. 
Brooks, C. J. Black, H. Morris, T. H. Sibley, H. T. Jones. 

To Nominate Board of Ministerial Relief. — J. F. McDuffie, J. N. 
Tolar, J. W. Cates, W. P. Edwards, J. W. Burchitt, W. H. Smith, R. F. 

To Nominate Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. — F. P. Hob- 
good, W. H. Garner, J. W. Bowles, J. W. Madison, C. H. Utley. J. M. 
Wagoner, C. F. Toms. 

The fallowing special committees were also appointed: 

Destitution in the East. — J. N. Tolar, A. W. Setzer, N. P. Stallings, 
W. B. Waff, R. D. Carroll, A. L. Betts, W. G. Quackenbush. 

Factory Missions. — C. G. Wells, C. L. Greaves, L. H. Greene, J. L. 
Morgan, W. H. Woodall, C. S. Cashwell, C. W. Duke. 

Education in the West. — W. E. Wilkins, J. M. Stoner.J. F. Fletcher, 
C. M. Billings, J. J. Beach, E. W. Culler. 

On Report of Committee on Baptist History. — T. J. Taylor, J. S. 
Hardaway, H. Sheets, W. F. Watson, J. D. Larkin, J. T. Pullen, W. J. 

The Convention adjourned, with benediction by the Pres 


SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session. 

Prayer by A. A. Butler. 

The Baptist Book Store, being the special order, was taken 
up, and discussed by Baxter Durham and "N. B. Broughton. 

( >n motion of 1ST. B. Broughton, Sections XIII and XIY 
of the Constitution were repealed, and to Section XIT the 
following was added as an amendment : 

"The Board shall appoint of their numher a committee of seven, to 
whom shall be committed the Sunday School work, and the nomina- 
tion for approval by the Board of a Sunday School Secretary or Sec- 
retaries, to prosecute the work within the bounds of the Convention. 
The Board shall also appoint three of their number, who shall be the 
managers of the Baptist Book Store, and as may be necessary from 
time to time report its condition to the Board." 

The report of the Committee on Education, ministerial 
and general, was submitted by M. E. Parrish, as follows: 


The Board of Education has extended aid to fifty -one (51) young 
ministers since its last report to the Convention. Of this number 
two graduated at our last commencement, and are now in the active 
work of the ministry here in North Carolina. Several remained out 
of College this year for one cause and another — some for better 
preparation, some to recuperate their finances, and some to begin 
their life-work. There are thirty-nine men receiving assistance from 
the Board at present, and eight others have been encouraged to come 
to us in January. There will probably be other applicants before 
the opening of the spring term, so that the total number of benefi- 
ciaries for the present session will approximate fifty (50). This is 
the largest number that we have had for a number of years, and in 
view of the fact that some of our leading denominations have felt 
some alarm from the lack of applicants for the ministry, may we not 
take this as an encouraging symptom as to the spiritual pulse of the 
denomination? If we take the character of these men and their dili- 
gent application to their work into consideration the symptom is 
still more encouraging. After seven and a half years of most effi- 
cient service as Corresponding Secretary of this Board, Dr. John 


Mitchell retired from that position on July 1, 1901, and was suc- 
ceeded by W. R. Cullom, the present incumbent. Dr. Mitchell left 
the business of the Board in a most wholesome condition, there being 
a small indebtedness of $192.47. 

The receipts of the Board for the past year have been $2,841.71, 
and disbursements $2,247.31, leaving a balance in the hands of the 
Convention Treasurer of $594.40. 

The receipts from the notes that are now falling due from time to 
time have. been very encouraging, and the income from the Swepson 
Bequest has been a great help to us. It is still true, however, that 
the Board is mainly dependent on the gifts from the Baptist people 
of the State for the successful prosecution of its work. 

The Secretary feels that the work entrusted to him is of a two- 
fold nature: (1) That of looking for men; (2) that of securing 
adequate funds to meet the growing demands of the work. In both 
these lines of work he begs the hearty co-operation of every pastor, 
of every Sunday School worker, and of every Godly father and 
mother connected with this Convention. 

This committee understands that it is not expected to report to 
this body the facts and details of the patronage, equipment and work 
of the educational institutions that are under the control of this Con- 
vention. These will be duly emphasized in separate reports and by 
special addresses. It is the desire of this committee that this body 
shall express itself on the great and vital problem of the education 
of the masses, a position to which the very democracy of our Baptist 
polity commits us, as the heartiest supporters and sympathizers of 
the general educational revival that is now in progress among the 
people of North Carolina. We desire to call attention of this body to 
the commendable effort of the State to make suitable provision for 
the education of the 439,000 white children of school age, now in her 
territory, and among which number our Baptist people must have a 
large per cent. These young people will have open to them oppor- 
tunities in all the industrial and professional positions of our State. 
To give them a well-rounded education that will prepare them for 
the highest usefulness t'o both the church and State, is the task be- 
fore us. In all the efforts of the State to make better provisions for 
common school education, we express our cordial sympathy, and 
hope that the rapidly-growing sentiment of North Carolina for a 
more liberal education of rank and file of her people will mature in 
wise legislation that will accomplish this much-needed work. 

With a people thus prepared, it is manifest that our Baptists hosts 
of North Carolina must be led by a well-cultured ministry. 

M. E. Parrish, 
P. W. Patton, 
T. L. Vernon. 


After r - y M. E. Parrish, W. R. Cullom, C. I. 

Thompson una I. J. Taylor, the report was adopted. 

The report of the Trustees of Wake Forest College was 

presented by T. E. Skinner, and discussed by C. E. Taylor, 
T. E. Skinner, A. A. Marshall, J. Win. Jones. J. E. Smith 
and J. D. Hufham. The final disposition of the report was 
deferred till to-morrow evening. 


It is gratifying to be able to present a favorable and hopeful re- 
port as to the condition of the College. Up to the present stage of 
the current s : - 358 students have matriculated. Others will en- 

ter at the beginning of the spring term in January. Never has bet- 
ter work been done or a higher standard of scholarship maintained 
than at present. 

Since the last Convention, the new, admirably-arranged and well- 
equipped gymnasium has been completed and the old dormitory has 
been practically rebuilt. 

The College is the child of the Convention: it is prepared to do all 
the undergraduate work needed by the sons of the Baptists of the 
State and to give thorough training also in law. It seems, there- 
fore, that in selecting a college for the education of their sons. North 
Carolina Baptists should consider the claims of Wake Forest College 
upon their patronage paramount to the claims of all others. 

: Ii. T. Vann. the Convention started a fund 

for the purchase of an oil portrait of William D. Mosely, to 

bo placed in library of Wake Forest College. A special col- 

- authorized for the evening session. 

Pres II. Clewell, of the Salem Female Academy, 

ruled an invitation he Academy at the pleasure 

of the body. On motion, the Convention fixes to-morrow 

afternoon at 5 o'clock as the hour. 

nvention adjourned, with benediction by ( i J. 


SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by A. A. Marshall, of 

A collection was taken for the fund to purchase an oil por- 
trait of William D. Mosely, amounting J '0. 

The report of the Committee on Century Movement, sub- 
mitted by X. JB. Broughton, was received, as follows : 


One year ago the Baptist State Convention, in session at Raleigh, 
unanimously agreed to undertake to raise one hundred thousand 
dollars for our school work. Your committee to whom this -work 
was entrusted have prosecuted this work as vigorously as circum- 
stances have permitted. Rev. O. L. Stringfield was immediately em- 
ployed as Secretary. An address to the churches was published far 
and wide; in a number of Associations effective organizations were 
instituted, and in many others earnest presentations of the subject 
were made. 

It will be remembered that just as the period approached in which 
we had expected to make collections, the prospect of short crops was 
realized. In spring and summer the excessive rains had niacU 
tensive operations in this behalf unwise in the first half of the year: 
besides, time was required to get the movement projected. In the lat- 
ter half of the year the State Mission work was thought to be in 
danger of failure. In view of these conditions but few churches 
would encourage us to make our canvass. 

The sentiment that has been created in favor of denominational 
education is strong and promising, and we should not let the work 
that has called it forth perish without enduring fruit. 

It is with great pleasure we acknowledge the valuable assistance 
rendered during this year by the pastors and other brethren in the 
State. We rejoice that God has given us the hearts of our people. 

Having the best reasons for undertaking to raise one hundred 
thousand dollars for our educational work, and having made such a 
good beginning in the creation of interest, we can not afford to 
abandon it until the whole amount has been ra is 

The complete organization of our school work in the E 
affect every fibre of our denominational life. Baptist schools taught 
by Baptist men and women for Baptists young people, and ultima 
co-ordinated into a practical system, will greatly strengthen our 


We have secured in cash $6,000; in subscriptions an indefinite sum. 
"We have secured for our Baptist academis fourteen thousand dollars. 
Many churches are already engaged in raising funds, others have the 
work in hand to begin in the spring. 

There is a debt of forty-two thousand dollars on the Baptist Fe- 
male University, a debt of two thousand five hundred dollars on 
Chowan Baptist Female Institute, and debts to the amount of four 
thousand dollars on our Baptist academies. These debts are not 
only embarrassing, but are greatly hindering our work. We most 
earnestly recommend, therefore, that the Century Movement be ex- 
tended at least one year with the purpose of raising $50,000, to re- 
lieve those of our institutions which are now so harassed by debt. 
We recommend further that of this sum $42,000 be given to the Bap- 
tist Female University, whose debt of this amount is too great to be 
longer borne; that $2,500 be devoted to discharging the debt on 
Chowan Baptist Female Institute, and that not more than $4,000 be 
devoted to academies, unfinished, in debt, or recently completed. 

We further recommend that the Convention appoint a central 
committee of five, together with a representative of each educational 
institution owned and controlled by the denomination, who shall be 
considered as an advisory committee. The educational representa- 
tive to be appointed by the trustees of said institutions. 

God with us, and the great Baptist denomination aroused to its 
duty, we look for great success to the glory of His grace. 

Remarks by O. L. Stringfield, C. E. Taylor, J. B. Carlyle, 
A. A. Marshall, R. T. Vann, J. W. Bailey, W. C. Tyree, C. S. 
Blackwell, \Y. R. Gwaltney, N. B. Broughton, R. L. Patton, 
and others. Subscriptions were taken to meet the debt on 
our schools, amounting to $12,800. 

On motion, further discussion and collection was postponed 
till to-morrow night. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by J. D. 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Winston-Salem, X. ('.. December 6,1901. 
A. Jenkins, of Guldsboro, conducted devotional oxer- 

Minutes of yesterday were read, corrected and approved. 


By motion of J. William. Jones, the order of business was 
so changed that Home Missions is made the special order for 
to-day from 12 to 1 o'clock, and the topics for that hour are 
transferred to Saturday evening. 

The report on destitution in the East was presented by 
J. X. Tolar, as follows : 


The greatest and most needy Mission field in the State is found in 
Eastern North Carolina, and is embraced in the counties covered by 
the Tar River, the Eastern, the Neuse, and the Atlantic Associations. 

In the Eastern much destitution is found. One man is trying to 
preach the gospel to the county of Onslow. This county is largely 
without Baptist churcbes. The greatest need of the Eastern, how- 
ever, is not so much the organization of new churches as the develop- 
ment of those already organized. 

The Atlantic and Neuse Associations have one Baptist Church to 
82 square miles of territory. Twenty-two of the 23 churches of the 
Atlantic Association are aided by the Board, and often the churches 
of the Neuse Association, only five, receive no aid. In addition to 
these churches, there are a number of preaching points where 
churches ought to be established, and a great many more unoccupied 
places which should be supplied with the gospel as soon as possible. 
It is especially necessary that well-equipped men — equipped in both 
mind and heart — be sent to grapple with the manifold errors that 
fill all this Eastern country. 

The destitute section of the Tar River Association has one Baptist 
Church to 84 square miles of territory. Most of the churches are 
weak and must have help. Thirteen missionaries were employed in 
this Association this year. Fifty men would not have been able to 
reach half of the places that need now to be occupied. 

The population of the Atlantic and Neuse, and the destitute sec- 
tion of the Tar River is some 335,000 souls, with only 84 churches, 
and a large majority of these struggling for existence. Hyde County 
has only about twenty-five Baptists with no preacher. Many other 
sections are equally as destitute. 

The work is great. The more we do, the more there is to be done. 
Twice the amount given to State Missions could be wisely used on 
this great, growing and needy field. 

Splendid reports have been sent up to the Association this year, 
and the work is very promising. It is a field white already unt» 
harvest. In many sections the door of opportunity stands open, and 
we believe this Convention will lose greatly if it fails to enter. 


We need more men whose hearts are throbbing with love to God 
and lost men, and more funds to support men. 

This great section is a peculiar one in many respects, and is espe- 
cially in need of men familiar with its conditions and able to meet 
them. It is not wise to send to this section the young and inex- 
perienced. The field is much in need of our strongest men. 

R. D. Carroll, 
A. W. Setzer, 
J. N. Tolar, 
A. L. Betts. 

After discussion by J. N. Tolar and H. B. Parker, the 
report was adopted. 

F. P. Hobgood, for the Committee to Nominate Board of 
Missions and Sunday Schools, made their report, which was 
adopted. (See list of Boards of Convention.) 

C. G. Wells presented the report of the Committee on Fac- 
tory Missions, as follows: 


Factory Missions is a present pressing missionary problem before 
the Baptists of North Carolina. The mill men have already come, 
and operatives have gathered and are gathering in great numbers at 
manufacturing centres. The indications are that the immediate fu- 
ture will give us a much more numerous factory population than we 
have to-day. 

To-day we enjoy some special advantages with regard to factory 
mission work. At present a large majority of the operatives in 
North Carolina mills are native North Carolinians. They have left 
the old home and oftimes the old church to solve the question of 
family support amid the new conditions of factory life. Many of 
our communities and churches have given of their best blood and 
piety, and God has put them as leaven where they can be of service 
in the Kingdom of Christ. Under these new conditions they are our 
fellow-citizens and our brethren still. Every motive of patriotism, 
and of denominationalism, and of love to Christ should inspire us 
with more thorough devotion to the solution of the problem that is 
upon us. We recommend that factory mission points should be un- 
der the immediate care of experienced and successful men. We sug- 
gest the establishment of Sunday Schools and prayer-meetings 
among and for our factory people, and wherever expedient, churches; 
that our pastors and churches urge members leaving their home 
churches to take their letters with them and join the nearest 
churches. Respectfully submitted, Committee. 


Remarks by C. G. Wells and C. M. Murchison, and the 
report was adopted. 

The report of the Committee on Education in the West 
was presented by W. E. Wilkins, as follows: 



Your committee, to whom was referred Assistant Secretary A. E. 
Brown's thrilling report on Education in the West, submit the fol- 

Secretary Johnson on yesterday morning in a figure summed up 
our report on the great Baptist Educational Movement in the moun- 
tains of Western North Carolina, when he drew this striking con- 
trast: "Two years ago there was one Baptist school west of the 
Blue Ridge; property worth $5,000, with 150 students. There are 
now — only two years later — nine of these schools, with property 
worth $40,000, and an enrollment of 1,600 pupils. In no other sec- 
tion of the State have such rapid strides been made along educa- 
. tional lines." 

Brother Brown's report reveals very clearly three facts: 

1. That the right man — God's man — is the leader in this great 
work. While Brother Brown has had a number of faithful co-work- 
ers, he has had to face barrier after barrier, and discouragement 
upon discouragement — but to face these was made his first step in 
overcoming them. If the price of progress was the sacrifice of purse, 
or even of person, he paid it as God's price. Do you wonder that he 
has the ear and heart of the brotherhood of the West and that Bap- 
tists all over the State are ready to "lend a hand" to him and to his 

2. That the work accomplished in the mountains is one of the 
marvels in North Carolina Baptist history. Dr. C. E. Taylor says 
that it is one of the greatest works of Baptists of North Carolina in 
fifty years. The very striking and most gratifying feature of the 
report is that the $40,000 is the mountain Baptists' own expression of 
their needs, but only the beginning of the sacrifices they will make 
in supplying these needs; and the 1,600 pupils in these schools are 
1,600 grateful thanksgivings by that many mountain boys and girls. 

3. But possibly the most striking feature of his report is that 
which looks to the future. This valliant soldier's own epic words 
are, "We should not set a limit." To A. E. Brown the victories 
achieved are but the beginnings. He is not thinking of the 1,600 
pupils now in the schools, but of the 16,000 or 160,000 boys and girls 
practically shut out of school because none is within their reach. 


Nor is his heart glorying in the $40,000 already raised, but bleeding 
for the $40,000 now needed, but unprovided. 
We therefore recommend: 

I. That the Convention show its appreciation of this very im- 
portant work by helping those who have thus helped themselves. 

II. That the unfinished buildings of these schools be a plea — as the 
Voice of God — calling us to assist in this, their time of crisis. As 
the principal of one of our schools expressed it. "Unaided we can not 
go forward; duty says we must not retreat, and to halt would be an 
irretrievable, eternal loss." 

III. That all the calls of these schools, as voiced by their self-sacri- 
ficing leader, be heard, and that their every appeal be taken as God's 
open door to invest our money — the Lord's money — where it will 
yield large, rich returns in noble, consecrated manhood and woman- 

W. E. Wilkin s, 
C. M. Billings, 
J. M. Stonee, 
J. F. Fletcher, 

• Committee. 

Discussion by W. E. Wilkins, W. E. Gwaltney, C. E. 
Taylor and A. E. Brown, after which the report was adopted. 

The body was then addressed by Corresponding Secretary 
Livingston Johnson, on ''What State Missions has Done for 
Us as a Denomination." The address was followed by a 
collection for State Missions, amounting to $627. 

The report on Home Missions was presented by Calvin S. 
Blackwell, as follows: 


The first reason for Home Missions is self-preservation. The 
American people are in a very optimistic state of mind just now. 
We are roseate about our politics, our business and our religion. 
But let us not be blind. We have claim? ' this land for God in our 
Constitution and ordinances, but no optimism can make it appear 
that we have claimed it in fact. Our principles are right, but they 
do not control. Our institutions are properly baptized, but they do 
not shape the national life towards God. Our gospel is yet little 
more than a voice crying in the wilderness. Bj r the infidelity and 
ungodliness of a thousand new communities in which followers of 
Christ are in the great minority, we are not a Christian people. By 


all the sodden sin and cruel crime of mining camps, we are not a 
Christian people. By all the menace of incoming tides of popula- 
tion, East or West, North or South, infidel or pagan — we are not a 
Christian people. And a Christian people we must become if we 
would not add one more to the wrecks of republics along the path of 
history. To this result, there is but one road — Home Missions. 

The foreigner is here. He is most numerous in the North and 
Northwest, but he is also found largely in the Southland. It has 
been estimated that nearly one-third (that is more than 800,000) of 
the population" of Missouri are of foreign origin. In portions of 
Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, Louisiana and 
Texas there is also a large foreign element in the population. These 
come from all the nations of Europe and some of the nations of 
Asia. They multiply, others follow them, and many are born in this 
country. By far the most rapidly-increasing element in our popula- 
tion is the foreign element. For a long time the negro in the South 
has been a barrier to the approach of the foreigner, but the foreigner 
is fast overcoming that barrier. He is here, and here to stay. 

He is a power in the land. He makes himself felt strenuously in 
all conditions of our life. The industrial world feels him mightily. 
To-day the sons of the men who fought in Caesar's army and of those 
who contended at Thermopylae and Marathon are building our rail- 
roads. There are very few native-born American young men serv- 
ing as apprentices in any trade. These positions are filled by for- 
eigners or the children of foreigners. Hence, in the mechanical 
arts, and especially where skill is required, the foreigner is much 
more powerful than the American. As a farmer, he is an amazing 
success. He comes into the country and buys a farm, on which the 
American has made a failure, and makes money out of it. Then he 
looks around and buys the best farm he can find anywhere. The 
American usually sells out and moves away. 

The best-paid skilled bosses in our Southern cotton mills are for- 
eigners or sons of foreigners. As many of them are infidels, their in- 
fluence for evil is frightful upon the ignorant factory hands. 

In commerce he is a mighty factor. In our great cities of the 
South, as Baltimore, New Orleans, St. Louis, Louisville, Houston, 
Galveston, Atlanta, Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, Dal- 
las, many of the largest business concerns are in the hands of for- 

In intellectual life, he fully holds his own. In law, in medicine, in 
journalism, in education, he makes a full hand. The two most im- 
portant educational positions in Missouri are the presidency of our 
State University and the superintendency of the public schools of St. 
Louis. The latter of these positions is held by a foreigner. Indeed 


it may safely be said that in the intellectual life of our country, the 
foreigner exercises an influence out of proportion to his number. 

He must be saved. God has sent him here for that purpose. He 
kept him away from our country until we had strengthened our re- 
ligion and our morals, and then He sent him to us. No duty can be 
plainer than this. It is impossible to feel that God calls us to any 
work more powerfully than to save the "stranger within our gates." 
And that which must be done, of course can be done. 

Let this foreigner remain in possession of his European ideals and 
he or his son become anarchistic assassins of our Presidents, but if 
born again and regenerated by the gospel, they become founders of a 
Moravian community like this at Winston-Salem. 

Work among these foreigners belongs peculiarly to the Home Mis- 
sion Board. This work requires large sums of money. Special ef- 
forts have to be made to enlist the foreigner. It is not sufficient to 
have a church and to ring the bell. He will not come in. This fruit 
must be gathered by the hand; it can not be shaken off the tree. 
Multitudes of missionaries, especially women missionaries, must go 
into the homes of these people and take invitations, and take simple, 
plain tracts in foreign languages, and read and pray. And then in- 
telligent, educated men, familiar with foreign ideas and with the 
language of the foreigners, must be employed to seek out the edu- 
cated men among the foreigners and to converse with them, to get 
them to read our books and to attend our services. Large sums 
must be invested in this work. The Home Board needs at least 
$100,000 a year for this kind of work. Such large sums of money are 
needed that the State Boards can not attempt to raise them, and do 
not attempt to raise them. 


The frontier firing line in the Indian Territory, Texas, and New 
Mexico must be served with ammunition and furnished with gener- 
als and leaders. These new States and Territories are naturally 
Baptistic. God calls us to them with a voice that can not be misun- 
derstood. We pass it by unheeded at our peril. Only through the 
Home Board can we answer God's call to the frontier. 

Because of the sudden elevation of the United States to a world 
power, we are suddenly a nation among nations, a force among na- 
tions. But power means peril. How shall we make it secure for 
ourselves and blessed for others? What is the greatest obstacle the 
foreign missionary meets among pagans? Not their superstitions 
nor their philosophy — but the unholy influence of nominal Chris- 
tianity? Wbat brought about the uprising in China? What but the 
fact that nations flying Christian flags were blockading ports and 
openly planning the partition of the Empire. The Boxer movement 


was the savage outbreak of uncivilized patriotism. Because Chris- 
tian nations were unchristian — hence the martyrdoms. The influ- 
ence of sailors, soldiers and merchant-marines in ports of heathen 
nations — these are the severest obstacles foreign missionaries en- 
counter. We are saints in our documents, sinners in our behaviour. 
Christian must be the manhood with which we touch the nations. 
Christian the principles we fling into their darkness if we would 
supplant their own. 

Home Missions are basic to Foreign Missions; Home Missions are 
the ventricles of the heart by which the blood is thrust, warm and 
red to the extremities of the most distant and degraded foreign field. 
Vitalize the Southern States of America with a Baptistic Pentecostal 
Christianity and you have a Jerusalem from whence will go to the 
uttermost parts of the world a salvation that saves from paganism 
and papalism. 

Our own State work is greatly dependent upon the Home Board 
help. The Home Board appropriates $3,000.00 to our mountain 
schools, the same to be used under direction of our Board. In addi- 
tion to this, the Home Board, in co-operation with our Board, sup- 
ports twenty-nine missionaries in factory villages, each Board pay- 
ing half the amount appropriated. The amount contributed by the 
Home Board is 82,000.00. This appropriation is made uncondition- 
ally. In addition to this, the Home Board promises $1,000.00 to be 
used in the Mission work in the State, on condition that we raise 
and forward to the Treasurer $6,000.00 for Home Missions before 
May 1, 1902. 

Two year? ago at Asheville we met for the first time as the Home 
Board Secretary, the broad-brained, the far-visioned, the indomitable 
Dr. F. H. Kerfoot. He held and thrilled our assembly as a master. 
Since then the Master has called him to the assembly of the spirits, 
the just men made perfect. We dampen the sod on his grave with 
our tears that it may but the greener grow. 

Now, we turn to our mountain heights — the birth-place of great 
souls like Dixon and Truett and Vance, and hail and welcome the 
ccming of our own McConnell to lead the work of Home Missions to 

C. S. Rlackwkli . 
R. H. 'Herring. 
S. A. Hege, 
J. S. Fixe, 
J. N. Myers, 
E. L. Fox, 
G. L. White. 


The report was spoken to by F. C. McConnell, Correspond- 
ing Secretary of the Home Mission Board of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, after which it was adopted. 

Adjourned, with benediction by R. T. Vann. 

THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Convention was called to order by President Marsh at 

lock, and was led in prayer by R. L. Pattern. 
On motion of A. A. Butler, the following resolution was 
adopted : 

"Resolved, That the Baptist State Convention be requested to ap- 
point a committee of three to encourage Bible study in our churches; 
to correspond with pastors; to suggest appropriate subjects to insti- 
tutes, and especially to call upon our Union meetings to discuss this 

The following were appointed as the special committee 
called for by the resolution: T. Xeil Johnson, W. R. Cullom 
and John T. Pullen. 

A. R. Foushee, for the Committee to Nominate Preachers 
and Place of Next Meeting, reported, recommending the 
Y\ rst Church of Durham as the place ; C. S. Blackwell, of 
Wilmington, to preach the sermon; W. D. Hubbard, of Ra- 
leigh, as alternate. The report was adopted. 

W. F. Foy, for the Committee to Nominate Board of Edu- 
cation, presented their report, which was adopted. (See 
List of Boards of Convention.) 

The report of the Committee on Temperance was presented 
by John A. Gates. Jr., as follows: 


The promotion of temperance among the people means the build- 
ing up of the State industrially, the strengthening of our churches 
and the helping on of the great work of the education of the masses 
in the State. 


That intemperance which most curses and blasts is the use of alco- 
holic liquors. The saloon fosters and promotes this to the detriment 
of every good interest. 

The saloon as an institution is the greatest anarchist in the land. 
It does more to foster the spirit of anarchy, to pull down where the 
church builds up, to curse our homes, to demoralize society and cor- 
rupt civil affairs than any other factor with which we have to con- 

We express it as our opinion that a Eaptist Church is no place for 
a drunkard or anyone who is in any way interested in drunkard- 

And that the cause of temperance may be encouraged and pro- 
moted in North Carolina, we recommend the appointment by this 
Convention of a committee of five to carry on a campaign of educa- 
tion at this opportune time that the people may rid themselves of 
the saloon curse. John A. Oates, Jr.. 

C. L. Greaves, 
Fred. N. Day, 
S. F. Conrad, 


After remarks by John A. Oates, Jr., A. A. Butler and 
Henry Sheets, the report was adopted. 

The Special Committee authorized by the report was ap- 
pointed by the President, as follows: John A. Oates, Jr., 
X. B. Bronghton, C. L. Graves, R. F. Beasley and C. W. 

P. F. Lee, pastor First Baptist Church, colored, of Ashe- 
vilie, was recognized and given permission to solicit aid i.u 
behalf of his church. 

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was discussed 
by George B. Eager, Professor in that institution. At the 
close of the address, subscriptions and cash collections were 
taken for the Students' Aid Fund, amounting to $585. 

The report of the Committee on Sunday Schools and Col- 
portage was submitted by C. A. Jenkens, as follows : 


Efficient Sunday School work is a need generally felt. The facili- 
ties for making the work efficient in the largest measure have been 


lacking. The territory covered by the Convention is so extensive 
that the Field Secretary has unavoidable difficulty in reaching and 
being in touch with our widely-separated communities. In view of 
this fact, it seems expedient that the Sunday School interests should 
be separated from the Colportage work, and the duties of the Field. 
Secretary be more clearly defined. The Sunday School work de- 
mands, and should have, his undivided attention. Your committee 
suggests that the Secretary, in order to lessen his multiform labors, 
seek to secure the voluntary service of a larger number of judicious 
pastors and successful Sunday School workers to develop fields he 
can not personally reach; or else, to follow up the interest he cre- 
ates. This would multiply agencies, all working along the same line. 

Our Secretary, Bro. T. Neil Johnson, has made a fine impression 
wherever he has gone. Statistics relating to his work have been 
given in the report of the Secretary of State Missions. 

In as much as there is no adequate source of financial support, 
your committee recommends that the Board of Missions be in- 
structed to request the church to place the work of Sunday Schools 
on the list of objects to which they contribute. 

In view of the fact that the Convention by its action yesterday so 
changed the Constitution as to separate the Sunday School and col- 
portage interests, providing a committee for Sunday Schools, your 
committee recommends that the colportage work be given into the 
hands of the Board of Missions with power to direct the work and 
appoint the committee. 

Year committee believes that the colportage work is one of the 
most potent agencies for disseminating religious truth, and it 
strongly recommends that the work be pushed forward in every way 

C. A. Jenkens, 
T. Neil Johnson, 
F. T. Baldwin, 



T. H. Street, 
J. T. Valentine. 

After remarks by T. Neil Johnson, Ii. \V. Spilman and 
II. B. Parker, the report was adopted. 

With benediction by J. William Jones, the Convention ad- 
journed to attend the entertainmenl at Salem Female Acad- 


THIRD DAY — Evening Session. 

Devotional exercises wore (■.inducted by John T. Pullen, of 

C. E. Taylor offered the following resolutions, which, upon 
motion, were laid upon the table: 

"Resolved, 1. That the Board of Education be requested to open a 
separate account with each young minister to whom aid is extended. 

"2. That when a beneficiary leaves the College a copy of this state- 
ment be furnished him. 

":j. That no notes be required from beneficiaries of the Board, but 
that they be requested to remit to the Treasurer of the Board, as 
soon as thy can, the amounts expended in their behalf, and that these 
remittances be credited to them on the books of the Board. 

"4. That outstanding obligations of former beneficiaries be ad- 
justed in accordance with the above resolutions." 

r. J. Taylor, for the committee, made report relativ 
that of the Committee on History, as follows: 


Your com: as referred the report of the committee 

appointed at the last .- 1 rase funds for the investigation of 

Baptist history, recommend that the report be adopted. 

T. J. Taylor, 
Jno. S. Hardaway, 
J. D. Labkixs, 
J. T. Pri.r.K.x. 
W. T. Fii.foiu). 
Henry Sheets. 
W. F. Watson, 


The Baptist State Convention, at its session of 1900, adopted this 
resolution : 

"That Brethren T. E. Skinner and T. M. Pittman be requested to 
act as a committee, whose business it shall be to raise a fund to be 
devoted to the investigation of Baptist history." 

After careful consideration of the matter committed to us. we sub- 

1. That such results as were contemplated by the brethren can not 
be attained without the publication and discussion of such materials 
as may be acquired. This will necessitate the revival of the Bap- 
tist Historical Papers, or some like publication. 


2. The enterprise must be on a business basis, with ample capital 
to insure success. The maintenance of the Historical Papers for 
three years, without capital, gives assurance of ample support, if 
properly brought before the denomination. 

3. The organization having charge of the enterprise must have a 
scope which will justify the employment of a general editor on a 
moderate salary (.Dr. J. D. Hufham is proposed), support all neces- 
sary agencies and pay a reasonable profit on the investment 

4. As the most feasible plan, we propose the formation of a Pub- 
lishing Company, to be located at Henderson, with a capital stock of 
$5,000, divided into five hundred shares of $10 each, payable in five 
annual installments of $2 per share, which shall make a specialty of 
historical printing — books, pamphlets and periodicals; a field not 
now occupied by any publishing house in the State. The services of 
the splendidly-equipped general editor, having the use of a large col- 
lection of historical materials not generally accessible, will give this 
company advantage over other publishers, in its specialty, and ren- 
der a fair return from the investment reasonably certain. 

5. Prof. J. T. Alderman, Superintendent of Henderson Graded 
Schools; J. Hill Parham, Secretary and Treasurer of the Parham 
Bros. Supply Co., and Thomas M. Pittman, attorney, are named as a 
committee to organize the company when as many as one hundred 
and fifty shares shall be taken. Those willing to subscribe will fill 
in the annexed subscription blank, sign and forward it to J. Hill 
Parham. Henderson, N. C. T. E. Skinxer, 

T. M. Pittman, 

October 20, 1901. 

I hereby subscribe for shares of the capital stock of a 

Publishing Company i to be organized), at $10 per share, payable in 
five annual installments of $2 per share. I promise to pay the first 
installment to J. T. Alderman, J. Hill Parham and T. M. Pittman, 
Committee on Organization, December 1, 1901, or as soon thereafter 
as one hundred and fifty shares shall be subscribed, and the remain- 
ing installments to the proper officer of the company. I do not as- 
sume, nor authorize anyone to assume for me, any liability except as 
herein stated. 

Name , 

Date , 190. . Address 

The report was set for discussion at 10 :15 to-morrow morn- 


On motion of C. J. Hunter, the order of business for to- 

il mi- row was so changed as to be as follows 


Saturday, December 7, 1901, 9:30 a. m. — Devotional Exercises. 
10 a. m. — Baptist History. 
10:30 a. m. — Periodicals. 
11:15 a. m. — Orphanage. 
1 p. m. — Adjournment. 

3 p. m. — Report on Obituaries. 

3:30 p. m. — Report of Ministers' Relief Board. 

4 p. m. — Report of Trustees of Convention. 

4:05 p. m. — Report of Committee on Durham Monument. 
4:20 p. m. — Reports of Special Committees and Miscellaneous Busi- 

5 p. m. — Adjournment. 
7:30 p. m. — Woman's Work. 

The report of the Trustees of Wake Forest was now taken 
from the table, discussed by J. B. Carlyle, and ordered 
printed in the Minutes. 

The report of the President of the Baptist Female Uni- 
versity was presented, as follows : 


Our school here seems to be growing in favor with God and with 
the people. The enrollment for the present session is 247, or 18 
above that of the last fall term. The attendance has been limited 
only by our accommodations, some ten or twelve applicants having 
been turned away for lack of room. The health of the student body 
has been exceptionally fine and their conduct has been almost beyond 

The increase of patronage this year has compelled us to add other 
music-rooms, pianos, desks and typewriters, at a cost of nearly 
$1,500. The teachers and students also, for the most part, seem to 
be doing faithful, honest work and with excellent results. 

With one exception, aii things seem to be prospering. This one 
trouble threatens the life of the school. A debt of $43,000 on a 
property worth $100,000, with no endowment, is a load which no en- 
terprise can carry. We can never hope for an opening more pros- 
perous than our last, or more successful financially. Our income 
from students has been large beyond all expectations, and yet, be- 
cause of this debt, with its annual interest of $2,500, we have been 
compelled to overdraw our bank account and depend on outside col- 
lections from our brethren to meet the deficiency. This course, if 
pursued, can have but one result, and that will be swift and fatal. 
To say that this debt should be cancelled quickly fails to convey the 
gravity of the situation. Its early payment is an absolute necessity. 

R. T. Vann. 


The report of the Committee on the Baptist Female Uni- 
versity was submitted by J. W. Bailey, as follows: 


It is more than ten years now since the first steps were taken to- 
ward building our Baptist Female University for the higher educa- 
tion of our young women. 

Of the importance of its place in our educational system, there is no 
question. Of its usefulness there is now not the shadow of a doubt. 
To the necessity for its existence the three years of its active work 
have borne witness beyond the claims of its most sanguine advo- 
cates. It began, not simply as an educational institution for women, 
but as a fully-equipped institution of the very highest grade, in 
standard of scholarship and character of work, and in every other 
respect an honor to the Baptist people. We have every evidence of 
the wisdom of establishing the institution upon these high plans. 

The fact that in the hour of its opening it was filled with a throng 
of young women, representing every part of the State and all condi- 
tions of life, athirst for higher Christian education, is not without ob- 
vious significance. The fact that the succeeding sessions have served 
only to increase the attendance, even to demanding the purchase of 
other buildings to make room for the students, indicates in the most 
decisive manner that the institution is meeting the necessities and 
fulfilling the expectations of the people, whose thought and prayers 
and sacrifices called it into existence, under the guidance of our God 
and Father. 

We are at this hour confronted with two facts: First, the patron- 
age of the institution and the service that it is rendering is such as 
to give us profound satisfaction. Second, the debt of $42,000, which 
has been increasing since the institution was opened, instead of de- 
creasing, has readied a stage in which it certainly impairs the use- 
fulness of the institution, and even threatens its very life. We have 
here not simply to decide whether we shall make way for more stu- 
dents, but even whether the great work we are now doing shall be 

The hour has struck in which the Trustees have been compelled to 
appeal to the Baptist State Convention, to which they are responsi- 
ble, and which is in turn responsible for the welfare of our Uni- 
versity, to arouse, and with one mighty, united effort, wipe out this 
debt. To this task your committee solemnly commends this Con- 
vention, and the hosts of the Lord whom it represents. No sacri- 
are too great tor this blessed end: no obstacles should be suffi- 
cient to deter us. A people is known by its ideals and the degree of 
permanence with which il maintains them. We have set here the 


ideal of a great institution in the name of the Christian education of 
our young women. It is our message and our contribution to all 
generations. By it and by what we do here shall we be known to 
childrens' children; by it, in a most vital degree, shall our work be 
affected in all the years to come. Much have we received; to much 
are we called. Let us rise to the call of this hour in the spirit of our 
fathers and in the faith of the gospel by which we have received 
great things, and through which we shall enter into yet larger 

Respectfully submitted, J. W. Bailey, 

A. W. Cooke, 
J. H. Smith, 
W. T. Hurst, 
Noah Bi< 


After remarks by C. D. Aycock, a collection in cash and 
subscriptions was taken for the debt on the Baptist Female 
University, which, including the subscriptions last night, 
amounted to $42,647. 

Following the offering, the Convention engaged in prayer, 
T. F. Skinner leading, and sang "Praise God from whom ail 
blessings How." A. L. Betts was instructed to telegraph 
the uirls at the University the news of the provision for the 
indebtedness of the institution. 

The report was then adopted. 

The report on the Century Movement was also adopted. 

The Convention adjourned, with benediction by W. R. 

FOURTH DAY— Mobning Session. 

Winston-Salem., jST. C, December 7, 1901. 
Devotional exercises were conducted by W. H. Riddick, 
of Morganton. 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 
The following telegram was read : 


Wake Forest, N. C. 
Baptist State Convention, Care President Marsh, Winston, N. C. 
Wake Forest wins Cup from Trinity by unanimous decision. 

Walter Sikes. 

J. N. Tolar presented the report of the Committee to Nom- 
inate the Ministerial Relief Board, which was adopted. 
(See List of Boards of Convention.) 

J. W. Bailey presented the following report, which was 
adopted : 

We beg to report in behalf of the committee appointed to adjust the 
Biblical Recorder affairs, and, if possible, to effect a consolidation of 
Baptist papers in North Carolina, that, as suggested by the Conven- 
tion, a stock company of nearly one hundred Baptists was organized, 
and by them the paper was put into the hands of a Board of Direc- 
tors, composed as follows: Carey J. Hunter, Noah Biggs, Geo. A. 
Norwood, Jr., J. C. Caddell, J. L. Kesler, J. W. Bailey, H. C. Dockery. 

It was not possible to effect a consolidation of the newspaper prop- 
erties. L. Johnson, 

W. L. PoTEAT. 

J. B. White. 
J. B. Carlyle. 
W. N. Jones. 


The order of business was suspended to hear an address 
by F. M. Jordan on the history of the First Baptist Church 
of Winston-Salem. 

Tlic report of the Committee on Baptist History was taken 
from the table, di ! by Thomas Hume, W. A. Graham, 

C. B. "Williams, and adopted. 

II. A. Brown, for the committee, presented the report on 
religions exercises for to-morrow, naming the appointments 
of members of the Convention in Wintson-Salem and vicinity. 

Tlio following telegram was read before the body: 

Raleigh, N. C, December 7, 1901. 
Dr. R. T. Vann, Care Baptist Convention, Winston, N. C. 

We rejoice with you over raising debt. Students applaud the news. 
Psalm 97:1. Faculty. 


The report on periodicals was submitted by Forrest Smith, 
as follows : 


There are few agencies, if any, that more powerfully influence us 
for good or evil than the literature we read. Our people are reading 
people. Not as much as we would like for them to be, nevertheless 
they read. They read something. It is an age of inquiry and in- 
vestigation, and both young and the old are wanting to know. It is 
a time in which our people are having poured upon them a great 
sluice of sensational and hurtful "stuff" from the secular press. 
They are reading day by day about all the suicides, bank and train 
robberies, the foul scenes of the prostitution of home life, the traduc- 
ing of the virtue of some unsuspecting girl, the assassinations of the 
leaders of the nation, the sensational divorce trials, and a thousand 
other things that tend to make the blood of our children run faster 
and to make the home life restless and unsettled. These influences 
must be met; we must conquer or be conquered, and there are two 
ways in which this can be done. First, by the suppressing of that 
which is evil. But this is a herculean task. We can do something 
by this method, but we can not do all by this method. To suppress 
may exterminate one anarchist, but if we do not teach our people 
better things, two will rise in his place. Then the second and best 
way is by meeting these influences with that which is positively 
good. "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." This 
is the best way to meet these pernicious influences. "If thine enemy 
hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink." And just as we can 
get him to think in his heart so will he be. Happy for us as a de- 
nomination that we have this good influence in the form of good lit- 
erature with which to meet and satisfy the needs of our growing 

First of all, and best above all, we commend to our people the organ 
of our denomination and Convention, the Biblical Recorder. It is true 
and tried. It. has been with us, and for us, through all our struggles 
and victories. It has been a mighty power in making us what we 
are. It has consolidated, unified and directed our forces. It is pro- 
gressive, and yet conservative. It is sweet in spirit and fearless in 
advocating right. It is sound in doctrine, strong with truth and 
clothed with power. We commend it to our people and ask them to 
commend it to the Baptists of this State. The circulation should be 
increased until we reach at least ten thousand subscribers. Will not 
we pastors work to extend its circulation? It should go to every 
Baptist home in our great Commonwealth. 


Charity and Children is a well-edited and strong paper, and de- 
serves a warm place in our homes. It is the organ of our Orphanage 
and sets before our people this grand and glorious work. The For- 
eign Mission Journal and Home Field represent the Foreign and 
Home Boards. They are cheap in price, but strong with truth and 
full of facts that our people should know. The Wake Forest Student, 
the Baptist Historical Papers, the North Carolina Baptist, and the 
SJcyland Baptist are all good papers and deserve patronage. The 
periodicals of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention are also warmly commended. 

Forrest Smith, 
Thomas Hume, 
W. H. Rich, 
J. S. Farmer, 
T. B. Wilder, 


Remarks by J. W. Bailey, X. B. Broughton, J. X. Pres- 
tridge, John A. Gates, Jr., T. E. Skinner, Archibald John- 
son, F. ( '. McConnell and R. L. Patton, and the report was 

F. P. Eobgood presented the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

"Resolved, That the President be instructed to appoint a commit- 
tee of two, to be known as the School Visiting Committee, whose 
duty it shall be. upon invitation of any school under Baptist control, 
to visit said school, inspect its work, and make report to the next 
session of this body, the expenses of said committee to be defrayed 
by the school visited." 

The president appointed as the committee called for in the 
resolution: W. ( '. Tyree and W. C. Newton. 

'!dir report on the Orphanage was presented by C. A. G. 
Thomas, as follows : 


The orphans, like young birds in their nest, still open their 
mouths, and it is the highest duty, nay, a precious privilege, for this 
Convention, like the mother bird, to fill them. The orphans, unlike 
the young birds, can not grow their clothing, but Cod has given to 
this body the moans in provide the raiment needful. During the 


past year you have nobly performed this beautiful work, and the 
orphans, with strong faith, look to you to continue the same. The 
past year has been oen of the greatest in the history of the Orphan- 
age. During this period the Biggs Building has been reoccupied, af- 
ter remodelling and enlarging for the accommodation of more of the 
largest girls. The Mills Memorial has been quickened into life, by 
the power of steam, and the buzz of saw and hum of machinery 
makes merry music to the praise of the donors, and the founder of 
the institution. Charity and Children has been dressed up in the 
latest style, and placed upon a chariot of power to send thousands 
of its healing leaves into our Sunday Schools and homes. The 
water-works system has been completed, and work will be rapidly 
pushed on the sewerage. The water is pure and abundant. The 
year has been free from fatalities. There have been several cases 
of severe illness, but God has graciously spared the lives of our 
children. Our working force join with you in thanksgivings to God 
and with good cheer look forward. There have been in attendance 
during the year 240 orphans; and there are now 220 children within 
our fold. Your committee recommends: 

1. An increase in the contributions for the general fund. 

2. A speedy payment of the obligations incurred by the water sys- 

3. An effort to put Charity and Children in every Baptist home 
within our bounds. 

4. An earnest consideration of the further needs of the enlarge- 
ment of other dormitories and a residence for the Superintendent 
of farm. 

5. That the Treasurers of Sunday Schools, churches and Associa- 
tions be requested to send, without a day's delay, all funds for or- 
phanage to the Treasurer, Bio. S. H. Averitt, Thomasville. 

Ciias. A. G. Thomas, 
C. W. Loweey, 
W. C. Martin, 
Thos. Cabbick, 
A. I. JrsTicE, 
Geo. J. Dowell. 


The report, after discussion by C. A. G. Thomas, W. A. 
Smith, J. B. Boone and R. L. Patton, a subscription for the 
Orphanage water-works was taken, amounting to about $680. 

The following were appointed as the Central Committee 
<in the Century Movement : W. !N\ Jones, 'N. B. Broughton, 
C. J. Hunter, J. T. Pullen and R K Simms. 


■ John A. Gates, Jr., presented the following resolution, 
which, after discussion by J. B. Boone, was adopted: 

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina desires to express 
its hearty appreciation of the princely gift of $1,000, recently made 
to the Mills Memorial Building, by Mr. R. J. Reynolds, of Winston- 

After announcements, the Convention adjourned, with 
benediction by C. A. G. Thomas. 

FOURTH DAY — Afteknooh Session. 

The Convention was led in prayer by C. J. Woodson. 

C. B. Justice, for Committee on Monument of Columbus 
I hirhain, reported that fur various reasons they had not as 
yet succeeded. The committee was extended for another 

On motion of W. E,. Gwaltney, the resolutions presented 
by C. E. Taylor relative to beneficiaries of the Board of Edu- 
Gation was taken from the table, discussed by W. R. Gwalt- 
ney, and adopted. 

W. C. Tyree presented the report of the Trustees of the 
Convention, which was received, as follows: 

The Trustees of the Convention report that as soon as practicable 
after the last Convention, we received, according to the requirement 
of the Constitution, the bond of the Treasurer for $500. Excepting 
this, there is nothing to report. 

The report of the Committee on Obituaries was submitted 
by J. E. Love, and, after discussion by F. M. Jordan, was 

Virginia Bautlet Yancey Swepson. 

Virginia Bartlet Yancey Swepson was born in Caswell County, 
N. C, seventy-five years ago. She was the daughter of Hon. Bartlett 
Yancey, who died when she was only two years old. Governor 
Swain, President of the University of the State, used to tell his class 


in constitutional law, of this great man, who would have been elected 
United States Senator had he lived six months longer. 

His daughter, Mrs. Swepson, inherited the forceful character of 
her distinguished father, and her versatile gifts made her a com- 
n. anding figure in every circle of life. 

Mrs. Swepson was converted at the age of fifteen; was united in 
marriage to George W. Swepson, in her seventeenth year, and was a 
devoted wife, praying for 38 years years for her husband's conver- 
sion, which occurred two years before his death. This devoted 
Christian woman, whose every confidence was shared by beloved 
pastor, had the business gifts of a masculine mind, united to the 
womanly traits of a well-disciplined intellect. She gave freely of 
her consecrated wealth for a period of forty years, and left in her 
will about forty-five thousand dollars to the Baptists of the State. If 
she was present last night witnessing that marvellous manifestation 
of spiritual presence and power, she must have rejoiced with the 
friends of the education of women, throughout our beloved Common- 
wealth, and of the Christianized world. Farewell, beloved sister, till 
we meet again. Tuos. E. Skinner, 

For the Committee. 

Rev. I. D. Weight. 

Rev. I. D. Wright, of Rock Springs Baptist Church, Haywood 
County, died February, 1901, aged about eighty years. He spent many 
years of his life in Macon County, doing very acceptable work as 
county pastor. 

Rev. G. N. Bray. 

Rev. G. N. Bray was born in Camden County, about thirty years 
ago, and was baptized by Dr. R. R. Overby when about seventeen 
years of age. He had grown up on the small home farm, but after 
giving himself to Christ he felt himself called of God to the gospel 
ministry. Resolutely setting himself to make preparation for his 
life-work, he worked his way through "Wake Forest College with but 
little aid and then studied in the Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary until his health failed. Then he labored in the Atlantic Asso- 
ciation and in Vance County. He had opening before him a great 
career, when last summer death unexpectedly laid its hand upon 
him. He was about thirty years of age. He had been married a few 
months to Miss Whitfield, of Kinston, who, with one child, survives 


Chief Justice W. T. Faircloth. 

This sketch is taken from resolutions adopted by the Superior 

"William Turner Faircloth was born in Edgecombe County, N. C, 
on January the 8th, 1829. He was graduated from Wake Forest Col- 
lege in June, 1854, and in July that year he entered the Law School 
of Chief Justice Pearson, at Richmond Hill. On January 1, 1856, he 
was licensed to practice law, and located at Snow Hill. He served 
for some time as County Solicitor for Greene County, and in May, 
1856, he located in Goldsboro. He soon acquired a lucrative practice 
and won and retained the confidence of a large clientage: 

"After his State seceded, he volunteered as a private in Company 
C, Second North Carolina State Troops, and was on duty in the army 
of Northern Virginia until it surrendered in April, 1865. when he re- 
tired with the rank of Captain of Cavalry, and resumed his profes- 
sional work. He was a delegate from Wayne County to the Provi- 
sional Convention, which convened October 2, 1865. In January, 
1867, he married Evelyn Wooten, of Lenoir County. In 1876, he was 
a delegate to the State Convention. In 1876, upon the death of 
Judge Settle, he was appointed by Governor Brogden. Associate Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court, in which capacity he served until the 
January Term. ISTSt. when he resumed the practice of law in Golds- 

"He was a Trustee of the State University of Wake Forest Col- 
lege, of the Baptist Female University, and of the Baptist Orphanage. 
He was for many years a member of the First Baptist Church in 
Goldsboro. in which he served as an honored Deacon till the close of 
his life. In 1895 he was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 
over which he presided with dignity and impartiality until his death. 
None of his predecessor- surpassed him in faithfulness, conscien- 
tious labor, love of justice, or honesty of purpose. 

"In the death of Chief Justice Faircloth the State has lost one of 
its most useful citizens, and the church one of its most liberal givers. 
His will revealed the fact that near his heart were the benevolent en- 
terprises of his denomination. A goodly man has fallen and our loss 
is great. He died December 30, 1900. nearly seventy-two years of 

Rev. K. W. Wooten. 

After twenty-four years of service in the gospel ministry this 
steward of the Lord fell on sleep December 14, 1900, in the 63d year 
of his age. He was loyal to the institutions of his denomination in 
the State and by word and work promoted their interests. In an- 
swer to his prayers, as a reward for faithful home-training, and a 
monument to his usefulness, God has given him a son to receive his 


mantel and carry on his work — Rev. F. T. Wooten, a member of this 
body. As a token of the confidence of his brethren in him may be 
cited here the fact that for sixteen years he served one church, and 
for some time was Moderator of the Cape Fear Association. 

Rev. G. W. Newell. 

Born in Fayetteville, N. C, August 10, 1841; died suddenly en 
route from his home to Louisburg, N. C, July 8, 1901. Converted 
while a prisoner during the civil war, he at once felt called of God to 
the ministry of His Word. For awhile this feeling was stifled by 
the more worldly ambition to be a lawyer, but when prepared for 
the profession, sense of duty conquered, and he turned from the bar 
to enter the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to fit himself 
for his life-work. Graduating from this institution in 1871, he en- 
tered upon his ministry in Wilmington, N. C, and there and in other 
pastorates he persevered in his divine calling with faithfulness and 
efficiency of his consecrated gifts. 

Julius P. Timberlake. 

Brother Timberlake died near Louisburg on February 24, 1901. 
He was aged about fifty-eight years, and had been, for about forty 
years, connected with the Flat Rock Church and the church at Louis- 
burg, and for much of that time he occupied an official position. He 
was a man of means and he used his wealth freely in all the objects 
of the church. 

The Tar River Association had no more valuable member than our 
deceased brother. 

Rev. YV. G. Brown. 

At his residence, near Hamptonville, N. C, on July 3, 1901, that 
valiant soldier of the cross, Rev. W. G. Brown, fell asleep. 

The deceased was born in Guilford County, N. C, April 4, 1820. 
As will be observed, he was 81 years 2 months and 29 days old. In 
his early childhood he removed, with his parents, into the vicinity of 
Salem, N. C, where he enjoyed for a brief term of a few months the 
only advantages of schooling he ever had. Here also he enjoyed the 
privileges of our excellent Sunday School, conducted by the Mora- 
vian people, to which, during his long ministry, he often referred. In 
this Sunday School he was induced to memorize large portions of 
the Scriptures, which, during his later ministry, he often said were 
the most familiar portions of the Word of God to him. While yet a 
boy, his parents removed to Yadkin — then Surry County — where he 
resided until his death. 


He was twice married, first to Priscilla Eldridge, in 1842. To this 
union was born ten children, seven sons and three daughters, six of 
whom survive him. Three of these sons became preachers, one of 
whom is the gifted S. M. Brown, editor of the Word and Way, and 
author and compiler of a number of beautiful hymns and tunes. His 
second marriage was to Paulina Eaton, in 1889. To this union two 
children were born — one son and one daughter. 

The following facts concerning his ministry were given by him to 
his son, Rev. S. M. Brown, and published by him in the Word and 
Way, of Kansas City, Mo., some two years ago. His entire ministry 
has been with country and village churches, where he has served, ac- 
cording to the old country style, of "once-a-month" preaching. 

The following have been his pastorates and the time he has 
served: Flat Rock Church, 32 years; Cross-Roads Church, 24 years; 
Boonville Church, 15 years; Yadkinville Church, 10 years; Clem- 
monsville Church, 6 years; Yadkin \ alley Church, 4 years; Eaton's 
Church, 4 years; Oak Forest Church, 5 years; Bethel Church, 8 
years; Grassy Knob Church, 6 years; Huntsville Church, 5 years; 
Rockfora Church, 6 years; Damascus Church, 32 years; Swain's 
Church, 20 years; Society Church, 10 years; Bear Creek Church, 12 
years; Zion Church, 5 years; White Plains Church, 4 years; Lewis- 
ville Church, 5 years; Black Oak Ridge Church, 5 years; Three 
Forks Church, 2 years; Vernon Church, 12 years; East Bend Church, 
2 years. These twenty-three churches are situated in eight coun- 
ties, extending over a territory of eighty-five miles long. To serve 
these churches he has travelled a distance of 88,992 miles, princi- 
pally on horseback. During the thirty-two years that he preached 
for one church he only missed three appointments. During his min- 
istry he has preached some 7,344 sermons. He has baptized more 
than 2,000 persons. 

In 1840 he became a member of the Yadkin Association, which has 
now passed its 110 mile-stone. This body was then composed of 
fourteen churches. Since that date sixty churches have gone out 
from this body to join others and form new Associations. 

In all his ministry he has been an earnest advocate of missions 
and Christian education. Nature endowed him with rare gifts as a 
public speaker, and by dint of application he made himself in many 
respects an educated man. He had a wonderful command of good 
English, so that he was regarded by educated men as possessing a 
rare vocabulary. He was in the great controversy between the mis- 
sionary and anti-missionary wings of the Baptists of Western North 
Carolina, and stood with the heroes who gained the victory for our 
missionary cause. 

Perhaps no man has lived in the eastern part of Western North 
Carolina who has wielded a wider and more powerful influence for 


For some years he had been quite feeble, still he never lost his 
love for the house of God. The writer well remembers the first time 
he ever saw this sainted man of God. A friend led him to the front, 
where he read from memory the 103d Psalm, then with bowed head 
and uplifted hand he begged God, in childlike earnestness, to for- 
give and to bless His people. Last November, during the pro- 
tracted meeting at Flat Rock, he would have them bring him to the 
services, and time and again he would rise and with feeble voice ex- 
hort sinners to flee the wrath to come and professing Christians to 
walk worthy of the vocation wherewith they are called. The Sun- 
day before he passed away, when he was considered not altogether 
in his right mind he lay upon his bed and preached most powerfully 
for more than an hour, closing what seemed to him to be a public 
service by singing with unusual power, "How firm a foundation, ye 
saints of the Lord." Then the wheels of life lost their steady mo- 
tion, as the brake of death went down, and finally ceased to move 
about 3 p. m., Wednesday, July 3, 1901. 

He sleeps in the old Flat Rock Cemetery, near Hamptonville, N. C. 

S. J. Beeker, 
Boonville Missionary Yadkin Association. 

The report of the Ministerial Relief Board was presented 
by W. C. Tyree, and, upon motion, its recommendation was 
adopted : 


We have reasons to be very greatly encouraged and very much 
gratified at the work done through the Ministerial Relief Board dur- 
ing this conventional year. God has signally blessed our efforts for 
the relief and help rendered the old brethren and their families. 

The contributions from the churches have been larger than any 
previous year. We have had one large donation, and there has been 
a constant flowing into the treasury that has buoyed our hopes, and 
brightened the homes of many of our beneficiaries. With profound 
gratitude to God, we take courage and press onward trying to help 
all we can. 

We had in our last report fifteen beneficiaries on the Board. We 
had, contributed by the churches, $960.00 to give them. This year 
we have twenty-one on the Board and $1,286.00 to give them. From 
this it will be seen the amount in contributions has not been in 
proportion to the number of beneficiaries; besides, there are several 
applications awaiting the action of the Board. We would most 
earnestly urge the churches of the Convention to enlarge their con- 
tributions for this work, and recommend to the sympathies and con- 


sideration of those who have not hitherto been specially interested 
in this work, their aid and support. 

We are now helping twenty-one: Brethren Blackburn, Duncan 
and Slimr.te. from Ashe and Alleghany Association; Brother Moss 
and Mrs. Phillips, from Beulah Association; Mrs. Register, from 
Bladen Association; Mrs. Ray, from Cape Fear Association; Mrs. 
Spivey, from Central Association; Mrs. Humphries, from Flat River 
Association; Mrs. Barlow, Mrs. Best and Brother Tart, from Eastern 
Association; Mrs. Cain, from Columbus Association; Brethren 
Combs, Hughes and Harris, from Elkin Association; Brother Col- 
lins, from Little River Association; Mrs. Horton, from Mt. Zion As- 
sociation; Brother Reid, from Tuckaseigee Association, and Brother 
Lewellen, from Yadkin Association. 

The conditions and demand of the Board are of such a nature as 
to require its incorporation. We therefore most respectfully recom- 
mend to the Convention the appointment of a committee to have it 

Respectfully submitted, Rev. W. C. Tyree, 

J. F. MacDuffie, President. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

Report of Treasurer of Baptist Ministers' Relief Board for 
Year Ending December. 1901. 

1900. Received. 

Dec. 5. Balance.. $263.8? 

1901 Interest 10.50 

May 8. W. Durham. Treasurer 147.61 

9. W. J. Catling legacy 250.00 

23. Interest 10.50 

June 15. Interest 4.50 

21. Interest... 7.50 

Interest 6. 60 

25. Interest 4.50 

Interest 6.00 

26. Interest 2.50 

27. Interest... 4.05 

July 2. Interest - 12.00 

8. Interest. 9.00 

27. W. Durham, Treasurer 200.00 

Aug. 7. Interest 6.00 

Sept. 5. Interest... ..' 30.00 

7. Interest... 6.45 

Oct. 16. Interest - 1-00 

25 . W . Durham . Treasurer ... 135. 47 

Nov. 2. Friend- 10.00 

4 Interest 6.00 

9. Interest 2.47 

W.Durham, Treasurer 361.67 

15. Interest 4.80 

Dec. 4. Interest 4.50 

W.Durham, Treasurer 424.56 

$ 1.932.05 


Paid Out. 

To Mrs. Rhoda Churchill, Chalk Level $75. 00 

Mrs. S. E Phillips, Winston, 75.00 

Mrs. Harriet Spivev. Greensboro 75. 00 

Mrs. C. T. Humphries. Oxford 70.00 

Rev-. N. H. Moss. Waco. 62.50 

Mrs Jane Barlow. Sloop Point 55.00 

Mrs. Nancy Ray, Whiteville 55. 00 

Mrs. H C Register, Register 47.50 

Mrs. Sibley Combs. Trap Hill 47.50 

Mrs. E H. Best, Warsaw 47.50 

Mrs. Elvia Caines, Orton 47.50 

Rev. W. W. Reed, Scott's Creek 47.50 

Rev. Solomon Blackburn. Bud ... 47.50 

Rev. Jno. W. Collins, Polk 47.50 

Rev. J. H. Lewellin. Dobson 35.00 

Rev. Wm . Harris, Kapps' Mill 35. 00 

Rev. T. M. Duncan, Beaver Creek. 35.00 

Rev. W. L. Tart, Wilmington 35.00 

Rev. James Shumate, Del phar * 35.00 

Mrs. M. C. Horton. East Durham ..." 35. 00 

Rev. Wm. G. Brown. Hamptonville 30.00 

Rev. John Hughes. Benham 25.00 

Expenses of Corresponding Secretary 10. 05 

Permanent Interest Bearing Fund 509.78 

Balance on hand 347. 22 

$1,932.05 1,932.05 


One Loan $500.00 

Do... ... 360.00 

Do 350.00 

Do 300.00 

Do 250. 00 

Do 200.00 

Do 200.00 

Do 160.00 

Do 150.00 

Do... 150.00 

Do • 100.00 

Do 100.00 

Do 75.00 

Do 62.50 


Balance on hand 177 . 08 

Respectfully submitted. T. E. Cheek, Treasurer. 

Durham, N C, December, 1901. 

We have examined the above report and certify that same is correct 
to the best of our knowledge and belief. 

H. A. Foushee, 
R. H. Rigsbee, 



In accordance with, the recommendation of the report, 
the President appointed H. A. Foushee and W. C. Tyree 
as the committee. 

W. C. Tyree presented the following resolution, which 
was adopted by a unanimous rising vote: 

Inasmuch as Bro. O. L. Stringfield has resigned his position as 
Financial Agent of the Female University, which he has filled with 
such great devotion, fidelity and ability, we desire to express our 
sincere appreciation of his valuable service. For eight years he has 
labored most unselfishly and heroicly, and among all who have ren- 
dered valuable assistance and made real sacrifices for this institu- 
tion, no one has done more to bring the undertaking to such a glor- 
ious consummation than he. 

W. A. Smith presented the following resolutions, which 
were adopted : 

Resolved, 1. The Baptist State Convention desires to express its 
hearty appreciation of the unbounded hospitality ana many kind- 
nesses shown to its delegates by the noble people of this beautiful 
and prosperous Twin City. 

2. That our thanks be extended to railroad managers for all reduc- 
tions in rates and other kindness shown us. 

3. That the Recording Secretary be authorized to have the same 
number of minutes as at last session, and that the Secretaries be al- 
lowed the usual amount for their work. W. A. Smith. 

The Convention adjourned, with prayer by J. N. Pres- 
t ridge, of Kentucky. 

FOURTH DAY— Evening Session. 

W. F. Watson, of Gastonia, conducted devotional exercises. 
The report of woman's work was submitted, as follows: 


This branch of our denominational work may be defined as the 
effort to enlist all our Baptist women in the great work of missions. 
In the language of the report of the AVoman's Central Com- 
mittee, the foundation stones of the "Woman's Missionary Societies" 


are prayer, Bible and mission study, and the giving of two cents a 
week. These make a sure foundation for building. In prayer they 
secure guidance and power, from the Bible they get the orders of the 
great King, from mission study they learn of the world's need, and 
by their regular and systematic giving they endeavor to obey the 
order of the Book, and to supply the needs of the world. 

This organization is a power for good that is worthy of highest 
praise and our most grateful recognition and assistance. 

1. As a collecting agency it is worthy of greatest encouragement. 
During the last year the women of our churches, through their or- 
ganization, contributed $9,766.36 for Home, Foreign and State Mis- 
sions. During the fifteen years of their organized work they have 
put into our denominational treasury the large sum of $72,000 to 
help in spreading the gospel of the Son of God. 

2. As a teaching force their work can not be measured. In their 
societies many of our women have caught the spirit of missions and 
have gone into the home circle, the Sunday School and the church to 
awaken a new zeal and enthusiasm for this great work. By the 
distribution of tracts and the circulation of missionary books, they 
are getting many of our people to read missionary literature who 
have never read it before. Just how much they have done in this 
way to enlist the male members of our churches we can never know. 

In addition to this, during the last summer they sent forty-six of 
their number as teachers into destitute sections of our State. Into 
these schools were gathered 2,111 pupils, and we may be sure that 
while the children studied their text-books that they and their pa- 
rents and friends were learning of the Christ and of Christian work. 
This self-sacrificing work of the volunteer teachers has set for us a 
new example in North Carolina. When before have any of our peo- 
ple given their best efforts for any considerable length of time in 
the service of Christ without money and without price? Their no- 
ble example ought to be an inspiration to us all. 

In a great many of our churches and in a few of our Associations 
the woman's work has not yet been organized. To extend their 
work and to do more iu 1902 than ever before is the earnest purpose 
of our women. We, your committee, would commend their noble 
zeal and would urge all our pastors to give this work their encour- 
agement and support. Edward S. Reaves, 

W. N. Jones, 
R. B. Horn, 
J. H. Fleming, 
John B. Yarbrough, 


Remarks were made by J. William Jones and F. C. Me- 
Conneii, and the report was adopted. 

Adjourned to meet to-morrow evening for closing exercises. 

FIFTH DAY— Evening Session. 

Winston-Salem, 1ST. C, December 8, 1901. 

Various pulpits in Winston-Salem and vicinity having 
been occupied by members of the Convention according to 
announcement, the body was called to order by President 
Marsh, after sermon by J. William Jones. 

After appropriate closing remarks by T. E. Skinner, 
W. R. Gwaltney and H. A. Brown, the Convention, with 
benediction by Thomas Hume, adjourned to meet with the 
First Baptist Church of Durham, on Wednesday evening 
after the first Sunday in December, 1902. 

R. H. MARSH, President. 

X. B. Brougiiton, Secretary. 

Higitt C. Moore, Assistant Secretary. 



Abernathy, J. W., Matthews. 
Adams, G. W., Fair Plains. 
Adams, E. J., Copeland. 
Adams, J. Q., Charlotte. 
Adams, M. A., Auburn. 
Adams, M. N. ; Venable. 
Adams, J. J., Louisville, Ky. 
Adderton, W. S., Denton. 
Alderman, J. 0., Windsor. 
Alderman, J. M., Harrellsville. 
Allison, E., Brevard. 
Aman, D. F., Marines. 
Ammons, J. A., Needmore. 
Ammons, John, Outlook. 
Anderson, C. J. F., 52 Via Giulio, 

Rome, Italy. 
Anderson, J. W., Asheville. 
Angell, James J., Boonville. 
Annas, J. R. J., Saw Mills. 
Arnette, H. B., Crossmore. 
Arnette, J. M., Wake Forest. 
Arrington, T. F., Waynesville. 
Arrington, C. C, Shelton. 
Arrowood, A. W., Mars Hill. 
Atkinson, J. W., Raleigh. 
Austin, D. M., Charlotte. 
Austin, J. H., Rockingham. 
Ayers, W. A., Hertford. 

Bailey, L. J., Walnut Run. 
Bain, G. A., Buie's Creek. 
Baker, T. J., ParktoU. 
Baldwin, M., Huntsville. 
Baldwin, T. M., Rise. 
Baldwin, J. R., Silas Creek. 
Ball, C. T., Spring Hope. 
Ballard, W. S., Clarkton. 
Ballard, J. M., Doolie. 
Bangle, P. W., Lincolnton. 
Barker, A. N., Grade. 
Barker, H. M., Peachtree. 
Barker, J. H.. Lomax. 
Barker, W. F., Bud. 
Barnes, S. D., Branning. 
Barnes, S. B., Branning. 
Barnes, K., Sterling. 
Barrett, W. C, Buie's Creek. 
Barron, A. C, Charlotte. 

Barr, J. S., Pinckton. 
Beach, J. J., Moravian Falls. 
Beach, W. R., King's Creek. 
Beam, J. A., Bethel Hill. 
Beamer, W. H., Pine Ridge. 
Beaver, C. E., New Sterling. 
Beaver, J. T., Bald Creek. 
Beaver, J. A., Burn svi lie. 
Beck, A. L., Oconalufty. 
Beck, A. W., Calhoun. 
Beeker, S. J., Leaksville. 
Bell, J. W., Clinton. 
Bennett, J., Lumberton. 
Bennett, J. L., Marshville. 
Bennett, J. M., Churchland. 
Bennett, R. J., New Hill. 
Betts, Alvin, Raleigh. 
Betts, A. L., Warsaw. 
Bilbro, W. L., Ayden. 
Billings, C. M., Waynesville. 
Bivens, J. A., Monroe. 
Blackburn, S., Bud. 
Black, C. J., Big Lick. 
Blackwell, C. J., Big Lick. 
Blackwell, J. W., Unaka. 
Blackwell, C. S., Wilmington. 
Blalock, J. C, Ledger. 
Blalock,T.L.,Ching Kiang, China. 
Blalock, J. G., Whiteville. 
Blanchard, C. W., Kinston. 
Bland, Wm., Hawley's Store. 
Blankenship. J. A., Price's Creek. 
Blanton, J. C, Fancy. 
Blevins, E., Crumpler. 
Blevins, C, Ira. 
Blevins, S., Dehart. 
Bogart, C. P., Edenton. 
Bookhart, J. S., LaGrange. 
Boone, J. B., Thomasville. 
Boone, J. R.> Estatoe. 
Booth, J. N., Greenville. 
Bostick, W. M., Troy. 
Bostic, G. P., Shanghai, China. 
Bostic, W. D., Shelby. 
Boyd, J. P., Polkton. 
Bradley, J. A., California Creek. 
Bradley, W. T., Morgan Hill. 
Bradley, W. L., Etna. 

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Bradshaw, W. R., North Wilkes- 

Brantley, J. P.. Perth. 
Bridgers, S. A., Forest City. 
Bridges, B. M., Gastonia. 
Bridges, D. P., Lincolnton. 
Briggs, H. W., Bald Creek. 
Briggs, J. W., Ellijay. 
Briggs. T. P., Grape Vine. 
Briggs, W. K., Briggsville. 
Bright, A., Spring Creek. 
Bright, T., Sylva. 
Brindle, J. A., Wake Forest. 
Brisson, Wm. L., Guyton. 
Britton, T. C, Soo Chow, China. 
Bristow, S. F.. Colerain. 
Britt, D. C, Rockingham. 
Britt, J. L., Turkey. 
Brock, S. R., Marshville. 
Brooks, C. V., Holly Springs. 
Brookshier, J. L., Flat Rock. 
Brown, Asa, Riverside. 
Brown, A. E., Asheville. 
Brown, T. K., Black Mountain. 
Brown, J. W., Trap Hill. 
Brown, C. C, Hamptonville. 
Brown, H. A., Winston. 
Brown, T. L.. Crab Tree. 
Brown, G. W., New Hope. 
Brunt, Wm., Winnie. 
Bryan, L., Cypress Creek. 
Bryan, R. T., Shanghai, China. 
Buchanan, C. L., Dillsboro. 
Buchanan, H. B., Glen Ayre. 
Buchanan, J. L., Dillsboro. 
Buchanan, W. G., Elk Park. 
Buff. P. F., Shoup's Ford. 
Bullock, C. P., Clarendon. 
Bumgardner, A. P., Caesar. 
Bumgardner. W. J., Swanner. 

Burns, A. F., 

Burcham, G. M., Elkin. 
Burchett. J. O.. Amartha, Va. 
Burchett. J. W.. Roaring River. 

Burnett. Wm., 

Burger, G. F., Nina. 
Burleson, A. M., Mars Hill. 
Butler, A. A., Raleiih. 
Byrd, R.L., Tolarsville. 

Cade. Baylus. Waynesville. 
Caines, J. W., Shallotte. 
Caines. J. T.. Shallotte. 
Caldwell, M. R. N.. Tuscarora. 
Cale. D., Potecasi. 
Callahan, N. A.. Shallotte. 
Calhoun, C. T., Medlin. 

Calhoun, T. J., Medlin. 
Calloway, J. N., Jefferson. 
Campbell, A. N., Buie's Creek. 
Campbell, J. A., Buie's Creek. 
Campbell, Neal, Thaxton. 
Cannon, W. M., Dark Ridge. 
Carroll, R. D., Elm City. 
Carroll, S. T., Virgil. 
Carroll, L. R., Warsaw. 
Cairick, Thomas, High Point. 
Carlton, W. F., Reddies River. 
Carson, J. T., Alice. 
Carswell, Z., Burningtown. 
Carter, I. M., Bernice. 
Carter, Henry, Garland. 
Cashwell, C. S., Marion. 
Cashwell. J., Bladenboro. 
Cashwell, R. N., Parkton. 
Cassiday, W. A.. Governor Island. 
Caudle, A. B., Wingate. 
Caudle, T. A.. Algood. 
Chambers, S. A., Waynesville. 
Chapman. H. R., Wake Forest. 
Chappell, W. Y., Flint. 
Chappell, L. N.. Graham. 
Cheek, F. B., Whitehead. 
Childers. W. R., Taylorsville. 
Church, G. H., Lenoir. 
Church. J. W., Reedy Branch. 
Clark, D. J., Clarkton. 
Clark, M. L., Morganton. 
Clayton, Clubb. Sexton. 
Clenny. L. C, Silver. 
Cobb, N. B., Clear River. 
Cobb, J. W., Lumber Bridge. 

Cole, E. D 

Coley, W. J.. Northside. 
Collie, D. S., Bryson City. 
Collies. R. D., Godwin. 
Colly. J. D., New Found. 
Collins, J. W., Polk. 
Comer. W. T., Lovelace. 
Conner, W. E.. Ouallatown. 
Conrad. S. F., Charlotte. 
Conway, W. W.. Baton. 
Cook. Floyd, Cowarts. 
Cook, H. B., Medlin. 
Cook, J. H., Lark. 
Cope, C. M.. Advance. 
Coppedge. G. W.. Wakefield. 

Corn, C. B 

Corn, N. W., Lead. 
Corn. N. P. N., Outlook. 
Coram. R. P.. Boonville. 
Cordell. J. C. Black Mountain. 
Cothren, Grant. Trap Hill. 
Cowan. G. N.. Louisville. Ky. 


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Craig, B., Rocky Mount. 

Craig, J. A., 

Cree, A., Embro. 
Creech, Worley, Micro. 
Crews, R. W., Germanton. 
Crisp, Jno., Norris. 
Crisp, S. M., Welch. 
Crisp, J. F., Lenoir. 
Crisp, E. D., Upton. 
Crisp, R. H., Dorsey. 
Croom, H. M., Pearl. 
Cross, R. D., Jackson. 
Crow, Joseph, Sodom. 
Croxton, A. M., Monroe. 
Crudup, Josiah. Washington. 
Crutchfield, T. S., Tarboro. 
Cullom, J. R., Wake Forest. 
Cullom, W. R., Wake Forest. 
Cunningham, H. A., Swain. 
Current, J. M., Buck Shoal. 
Curtis, L. M., Ahoskie. 
Curtis, F. O. S., Lumberton. 

Darnell, W. J., 

Davenport, J. E. M., Palmerville. 
Davis, M. P., Snow Hill. 
Davis, W. H., Hendersonville. 
Davis, A. C, Olive Branch. 
Davis, A. W., Webster. 
Davis, G. W., Clyde. 
Davis, J. F., Albemarle. 
Davis, P. S. C, Elizabeth City. 
Davis, R. B., Hiddenite. 
Dehart, T. S., Needmore. 
Dennis, J. D., Bradley's Store. 
Denton, J. R., Dysartsville. 
Devenny, J. V., Lawnsdale. 
Devin, R. I., Oxford. 
Deweese, E. A., Murphy. 
Deweese, L., Outlook. 
Deweese, W. W., Burnington. 
Dietz, J. S., Pearson. 
Dietz, T. F., Bryson City. 
Dixon, L. R., Goldston. 
Dixon, T., Shelby. 
Dobson, J. H., Atkinson. 
Dodd, W. H., Charlotte. 
Douglass, J. J., Wilson. 
Dowell, G. J., Henrietta. 
Dowell, J., Jennings. 
Downing, J. W., Downingsville. 
Downey, J. W., Buchanan. 
Dudley, H. L., Asheville. 
Duke, C. W., Elizabeth City. 
Duke, G. M., Dnkes. 
Duncan, T. M. 5 Beaver Creek. 
Duncan, J. W., Ledger. 

Duncan, H. J., Ora. 
Dunn. W. C, Balsam Grove. 
Dunnigan, W. E., Durham. 
Durham, C. H., Lumberton. 

Earl, J. M., Swain. 
Early, B. G., Winnabow. 
Early, D. W., Aulander. 
Ebeltoft, T. W., Shelby. 
Edge, Z. J., Louisville, Ky. 
Edmundson, John T., Littleton. 
Edwards, A. A., Winnabow. 
Edwards, A. C, Leicester. 
Edwards, D. D., Durham. 
Edwards, C. E., Louisville, Ky. 
Edwards, J. E., Dell. 
Edwards, E. J., Southport. 
Edwards, J. R., Needmore. 
Edwards,O.T.,Mt.Vernon Springs. 
Edwards, W. H., Durham. 
Elam, P. R., Kings Mountain. 
Ellen, M. H., East Durham. 
Eller, J. F., Sweetwater. 
Eller, G. W., Jefferson. 
Eller, W. H., Greensboro. 
Ellington, E. P., Reidsville. 
Elliott. Josiah, Hertford. 
Elliott, M. C, Rocky Pass. 
Ensley, W. E., Sylva. 
Eudy, G. L., Effird's Mills. 
Evans, W. J., Flats. 

Farmer, J. S., Rocky Mount. 

Farmer, J. W 

Farnor, J. S., Kittyton, Tenn. 

Farthing, C. S., Hattie. 

Farthing, J. H., Hattie. 

Farthing, R. M., Boone. 

Faulkner, J. K., Kinston. 

Felmet, C. F., Waco. 

Fender, A., Laurelton. 

Ferrebee, J. B., Elizabeth City. 

Ferrell, B. S., Waxhaw. 

Fiddler, F. L., High Point. 

Fields, C. F., Elkin. 

Fisher, Dave, Panther Creek. 

Fisher, J. G., Roslin. 

Flanders, W. N., Ruffin. 

Fleetwood, J. C, Margarettsville. 

Fontaine, P. H., Bethel Hill. 

Ford, D. B., Alto. 

Ford. T. W., Ellijay. 

Ford, T. N., Otto. 

Forester. J. A.. North Wilkesboro. 

Foster, J. A., Glass. 

Fowler, C. L., Greenville, S. C. 

Fox, E. L., Star. 

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Fox, S. L., Vilas. 
Franklin, J. K., Devotion. 
Freeman, A. J., Bladenboro. 
Freeman, F. M., Bostic. 
Freeman, J. M., Logan's Store. 
Frisbie, T. J., Spring Creek. 
Fry, W. F., East Durham. 
Fulford, W. J., Rockingham. 
Furgerson, P. F., Lambsville. 
Fuqua, S. W., Eagle Springs. 

Galloway, J. A., Wolf Mountain. 
Galloway, J. E., Galloway. 
Garner, S. E.. Pollocksville. 
Garrett, J. A., Winston. 
Gaskins. N. L., Davis. 
Gentry, S. E., Chatham. 
Gibbs, N. H., Benson. 
Gilbert, R. H., Mt. Gilead. 
Gilbert. R. M., Dimsdale. 
GilleBpie, J. C, Henrietta. 
Gilliam, E. R., Drew. 
Gilmore, S., Goldston. 
Glenn. W. H.. Grigsby. 
Glidewell, C. W., Turtle. 
Goforth, M. A., Little Pine. 
Goforth, S. S., Lovelace. 
Goode, J. M.. Mooresboro. 
Gooden, A. H., Bryantsville. 
Gordon, J. H., Averell, Va. 
Gormley, M., Aquone. 
Gosnell, G. W.. Owenby. 
Gouge. J. a., Doe Bay. 
Gough, D. A., Bandana. 
Gourley, Robert. Winston. 
Gower, C. E., Clayton. 
Graham, H. W., Swann Station. 
Gray. J. J., Bowman's Bluff. 
Gray. W. P., Buck Shoal. 
Gray, W. T., Marler. 
Greaves, C. L., Reidsville, 
Green, David, Norris. 
Green, B. P., Mooresboro. 
Green, J. B., Forest City. 
Green, J., Boiling Springs, 
ureen, R. G., Statesville. 
Green, Solomon, Virgil. 
Greene, G. W., Canton, China. 
Greene, Edmund, Norris. 
Greene, L. H., Bakersville. 
Greene, D. A., Cranberry. 
Greene, M. L., Ahoskie. 
Greene, S. M., Clarissa. 
Greene, J. A., CI 

Greenwood Paint Rock. 

Griffin, J. Z., Baton. 
Griffin, J. W.. Maiden. 

Grindstaff, I., Bakersville. 
Grizzard, R. W., Wallace. 
Gulledge, J. G., Lane's Creek. 
Gwaltney, J. P., York Institute. 
Gwaltney, H. H., Vernon. 
Gwaltney, J. S., Cora. 
Gwaltney, l.. P., Vashti. 
Gwaltney, W. R., Hickory. 
Gwyn. E. N., Gwyn. 

Hackney. J. D., Franklinville. 
Hackney, J. A., Greensboro. 
Hagaman, J. P., Boone. 
Hagaman. J. G., Sweetwater. 
Haithcock, U. F., Albemarle. 
Haire, P. H., Fleetwood. 
Hall. J. W., Hayesville. 
Hall, L. P., Western. 
Hall, Thos. B.. Autryville. 
Hall, Wm.. Cattaloochee. 
Hall, W. G., Plvmouth. 
Hall. W. F., Idaho. 
Hall. S. W., Pinnacle. 
Hamilton, L. C, Bowman's Bluff. 
Hamilton, R. F., Pump. 
Hamrick, B. M., Rutherfordton. 
Hamrick. W. C, Almond. 
Hiimnei', W. H., Lexington. 
Hamrick, F. C, Pump. 
Hamrick. D. M., Rutherfordton. 
Hamrick, G. P., Boiling Springs. 
Hamrick, J. M., Mt. Airy. 
Haiiey, J. L., Old Fort. 
Hardaway, J. S... Oxford. 
Harget, B. F., Kingwood. 
Hare, H., Gap Creek. 
Herman, A. J., Harman. 
Harman, D. C, Sugar Grove. 
Hsvmon, G. W., Ramseur. 
Harman, J. M., Sugar Grove. 
Harrill, H. D., Forest City. 
Hairell, E. J., Aulander. 
Harrell, W. B. ; Dunn. 
I'.arrell, J. B., Franklinton. 
Harrelson, H., Gaddysville. 
Harrplson, J.. Clarendon. 
Harrill, Z. D., Ellenboro. 
Harrill, E. D., Ellenboro. 
Harrill. G. P.. Murfreesboro. 
Harrington. E. P., Mission. 
Harris, B. B., Dysartsville. 
Harris, D. J., Yancey ville. 
Harris, D. P., Elizabeth City. 
Harris. E. R., Wake Forest. 
Harris. T. C. Island Ford. 
Harris, L. \\\, Eldorado. 
Harris, J. M., Hart. 



Harris, Wm,, Kapp's Mills. 
Hart, J. R., Eye. 
Hartley, D. C, Minneapolis. 
Hartsell, J. W., Morven. 
Hartsell, P. G., Big Lick. 
Harnaer, J. C, Lincolnton. 
Harvey, M. A., Old Fort. 
Hawkins, R. M v Sharon. 
Hayincie, C. C, Mt. Airy. 
Haymore. R. D., Mt. Airy. 
Hayniore, J. M., Wake Forest. 
Haynes, i. M., Clyde. 
Hnynes, W. L., Green Hill. 
Keatherly, J. R., Saluda. 
Hedgepeth, 9. P., Lumberton. 
Hedgepeth, R. A.. Autryville. 
Hegler, D. I., Eupeptic Springs. 
Hefner, S. D., Hudson. 
HeDtierson, G. J., Rugby, Va. 
Plenderson, G. W... Blaine. 
Hendren, J. H.. Vashti. 
Henley, J. M., Summerfield. 
Henp'ey, S. B.. Bee Log. 
Henson, A. B. a Balsam. 
Herring, D. W., Ching Kiang, 

Herring, R. H., Albemarle. 
Hester, S., Bladenboro. 
Hewitt, D. L., Shallotte. 
Hewlett, R. H., Wilmington. 
Hice, L. H. 3 Baton. 
Hilburn, D. H., Bladenboro. 
Hilburn, L. W., Freeman. 
Hilburn, Rufus M., Pine Bluff. 
Hildebrand, A., Pearson. 
Hilderbrand, J. M., Penelope. 
Hildreth, J. H., Wilmington. 
Hill, A. H., Cottonville. 
Hill. T. B., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Hilliard, J. M., High Point. 
Hocutt, J. C, Chapel Hill. 
Hocutt, J. E., Spring Hope. 
Hodge, J. F., Pool. 

Hogan, N. R., 

Hogue, G. F., Boonville. 
Hogue, G. F., Welch. 

Hogsed, W. D., 

Hoke, B. L.j Newton. 
Holland, G. W., Winston. 
Hollar, E., Felts. 
Hollar. I., Eupeptic Springs. 
Holleman, J. M., Apex. 
Holloman, W. A.. Jonesville. 
Hollifield, A. P., Bostic. 
nolmes, W. G., Epsom. 
Honeycutt, D., Clingman. 
Honeycutt, G. A., Silver. 

Honeycutt, R., Clinton. 
Honeycutt, T. M., Sparta. 
Honeycutt, W. H., Concord. 
Hooker, R. D., Henrietta. 
Hooker, W. H., Alexander. 
Hooper, G. W. 3 Robbinsville. 
Hooper, J. W., Tuckaseigee. 
Hooper, P. G., Isa. 
Hooper, C. F., Clinton. 
Hord, A. T., Cleveland. 
Horner, K. C, Harper's X Roads. 
Horner, T. J., Henderson. 
Horrell, R. W.. St. Paul. 
Howard. H. H., Bee Log. 
Howell, W. T., Wake Forest 
Howell. J. K., Rocky Mount. 
Hoyle, J. A., Maiden. 
Hoyle, B. M. ; Estatoe. 
Hubbard, W. D., Raleigh. 
Hndgins, Richard, Bat Cave. 
Hudson,T.J., Ching Kiang, China. 
Hudson, D. J., Bessie. 
Hufham, J. D., Henderson. 
Hughes, J., Benham. 
Hughes, S. A., Valley. 
Hull, W. F.. Camp Creek. 
Hume. Thos., Chapel Hill. 
Humphrey. W. A., Orrum. 
Humphries. J. K., Westfield. 
Hunt, A., Gamble's Store. 
Hunter, A. D., Cary. 
Huntley, W. S., Bear Wallow. 
Hurley, A., Thaxton. 
Hutchinson, J. H., Six Forks. 
Hyde. H. H., Bryson City. 

Ingram, H. M., Pekin. 
Irwin, A. C, Pearl. 
Isaac. E., Hughes. 
Israel. L. Y v Dunsmore. 
Ives, S. Albert., Pine Bluff. 

Jackson, W. C, Asheville. 
Jackson, W. M., Flint. 
Jackson. Elbert, Turner's. 
Jackson, J. B., Goldsboro. 
James, R. H., Wingate. 
Jamerson, Wm., Fairview. 
Jamison, Wesley, Bald Creek. 
Jennings, T. L., Jennings. 
Jarvis. J. F.. Adley. 
Jenkens, C. A., Goldsboro. 
Johnson. D. L., Downingsville. 
Johnson, E. M., Hughes. 
Johnson, E. O., Bear Creek. 
Johnson, J. A., Elizabethton. 
Johnson. W. B.. Granger. S. C. 



Johnson, J. E., Elkin. 
Johnson, J. C, Reese. 
Johnson, L., Raleigh. 
Johnson, Wm. R., Ashe. 
Johnson, W. N., Taylor's Bridge. 
JohnsoD,R.K.,Edwards' X Roads. 
Johnson, S. H., Gray's Creek. 
Johnson, L. E., Fremont. 
Johnson. J. B., Walnut Cove. 
Johnston, Wm., Matthews. 
Jolly, J. R., Saluda. 
Jolly, J. R., Lomax. 
Jones, C. S., Hendersonville. 
Jones, E. F., Zionsville. 
Jones. F. H., Reidsville. 
Jones, J. R., Royal. 
Jones, J. W.. Depew. 
Jones. J. Wm., Chapel Hill. 
Jones, R. H., Ai. 
Jones. Wm. H., Dana. 
Jones, W. J., Estatoe. 
Jordan, F. M., East Fork. 
Jordan, J. R., Lilesville. 
Jordan, James, Franklinville. 
Jordan, S., Robbmsville. 
Jordan. W. P., Hertford. 
Jordan, Y., New Castle. 
Justice, A. a. Aetna. 
Justice, J. J.. Blue Ridge. 
Justice, T. B., Rutherfordton. 
Justice, A. I., Fruitland. 
Justice. C. B.. Rutherfordton. 

Kane, E. P., Good Spring. 
Kanot. J., Robhinsville. 
Keeler, S. J., Montreat. 
Keller, O. A. ; Dealsville. 
Keslcr, M. L.. Scotland Neck. 

Kimsey, W. S., 

Kinsr. J. D., Cane River. 
Kins;. M. C. Wingate. 
C., Hartland. 
King. R. W., Wilhoit. 

T. ('.. Bumsville. 
King, \V. G., Carthage. 
Kinsland, J. L.. Crawford. 
Kirk. J. T.. Trap Hill. 
Knight, W. P., lUowing Rock. 
Kuykendall, P. A., Zironia. 
Kuykendall, J. A., Emma. 
Kuykendall, W. L.. Saluda. 

W. ■}.. Elkin. 

Lancaster, J. P., Oak Ridge. 
Lancaster. W. D.. Sandy Springs. 
Landrum, M. N., Fingerville. 
Lane. J. L.. Snmmerfield. 

Laney, J. C, Wayside. 
Lanning, Jeff., Denton. 
Landsell, J. J., Durham. 
Larkins, J. D., Clinton. 
Latta, A. T., Monroe. 
Lawhon. W. H. H., Lawhon. 
Leach, M. J., Lassiter. 
Leatherman.J.F., Hull's X Roads. 

Ledford, B. M., 

Lee, W. F., Tiptop. 
Lee, W. M., Summit. 
Lee, M. L., Ashpole. 
Leggett, B., Windsor. 
Leggett, R. J., Howelville. 
Lennon, J. P., Applewhite. 
Lester, J. - ±., Bushnell. 
Lewellyn, J. H., Dobson. 
Lewis, C. H., Gamble's Store. 
Lewis, L. G., Pennington. 
Lewis, Joseph, Big Laurel. 
Lewis. J. L., Laurelton. 
Lewis, John. Southern Pines. 
Lightfoot, E. M., Waynesville. 
Lilly, Edmond, King's Creek. 
Limrick, R. L., Shelby. 
Liner, J. R., Clyde. 
Little, J. W., Walkersville. 
Little, W. F., Monroe. 
Little, Wm., Lane's Creek. 
Little, J. W., Walkun. 
Little, T. P., Marshville. 
Littleton. J. W., Palestine. 
Livingston, D. K., Little Pine 

Lloyd. L. A., Nashville. 
Loftis, R. M., Pilot Mountain. 
Long, G. T., Cary Creek. 
Long. W. A., Core Creek. 
Long, W. H., Ayr. 
Logan, J. H., Excelsior. 
Loudermilk, D. P., Glen Alpine. 
Love, A. R., Hendersonville. 
Love, J. F., Wadesboro. 
Lowe. A. E., Bryson City. 
Lumpkin. G. T., Weldon. 
Lynch, Isa : ah. Rockyhock. 

i -on 
Manly, H. 
Marcus. "W 

Marsh, A. 
Marsh, R. 
Martin, C 
Martin. C. 

M. Y... Graham. 
. A.. Homestead. 
A. A., Raleigh. 
G., Crutcbfield. 
. Marshville. 
H., Oxford. 
. H., Polkton. 
F., Balliw. 



Martin, J. H., Hamptonville. 
Martin, J. L., Raleigh. 
Martin, W. N., Gem. 
Marshburn, A. B., Nealsville. 
Marshburn, L. J., Flats. 
Mason, J. A., Conclave. 
Mason, W. C, Flats. 
Mason, B. K., Williamston. 
Mason, N. J., Louisville. 
Matthews, J. R., Hexlena. 
Matthews, B. H., Norwood. 
Matthews, N. J., Pilot Mountain. 
Matthias, B. s Buck Shoal. 
May, G. W., Nashville. 
May, S. S., Cross-Roads Church. 
Mercer, M. V., Howellsville. 
Mercer, T. J., Bolivia. 
McClure, W. B., Alexis. 
McCurry, J. H., Little Pine. 
McDevitt, P., Mars Hill. 
McDuffie, J. F.. Rock Springs. 
McFalls, W. T., Emma. 
McGee, J. F... Isabella. 
McGinnis, I. J., Banners Elk. 
McGugan. C. P., Fodie, Ga. 
Mcintosh, C. M., Clement. 
McKaughan, J. A., New Bern. 
McKinney, C. H., Bakersville. 

McKinney, Isaac, 

McLendon, J. J., Indian Trail. 
McLeod, D., Selma. 
McLure, W. H., Henrietta. 
McLure, W. B., Alexis. 
McMahon, A., Forest City. 
McMillan, D. C, Ashpole. 
McNeil. M.j Wilkesboro. 
McPbeeters, S. F., Pensacola. 
Meadows, W. C, Poor's Knob. 
Meeks, O. P.. Clinton. 
Melton. W. H.. Zephyr. 
Melvin, W. A., Harrell's Store. 
Melvin, W. J., White Oak. 
Melvin. W. S.. Winnie. 
Merrell, G. L., Hobgood. 
Messer. J. C, Core Creek. 
Metcalf. C. C. Briggsville. 
Michael, W. H., Sutherland. 
Michael, Ray, Nettle Knob. 
Miles. John A., Leicester. 
Miller. Daniel L., Ramseytown. 
Miller, 1. C, Summit. 
Muller, John R.. Thomasville. 
Milliken. C, Ash. 
Milliken, N., Ash. 
Mints. J. A., Seaside. 
Mitchell, E.. Osbornville. 
Mitchell.. John, Wake Forest. 

Mitchell, S. W., Asheville. 
Mizell, J. C, Merry Hill. 
Mitchener, J. F., Louisville. 
Moffitt, J. I., Stone Mountain. 
Montague, E. J., Allensville. 
Moore, S. F., Fairview. 
Moore, G. K., Gypsey. 
Moore, H. C, New Bern. 
Moore, I. F., Clyde. 
Moore, J. 0., Hunting Creek. 
Moore. R. A., Red Springs. 
Moore. R. R., Greensboro. 
Moore, Warren, Patterson. 
Moore, J. R., Milton. 
Morris, J. D., Franklinton. 
Morgan, B. L., Almond. 
Morgan, D. A., Spring Creek. 
Morgan, E. J., Hominy. 
Morgan, F. M., Flats.' 
Morgan. S. J., California Creek. 
Morgan, W. C, Robbinsville. 
Morris, H... Palmerville. 
Morris. J. D., Royal. 
Morris, W. A., Bowman's Bluff. 
Morrow, J. S., Core Creek. 
Morton, D. S., Whitley. 
Morton, H., Thomasville. 
Morton, W. B., Roxboro. 
Morton. W. G... Albemarle. 
Moss, T. J., Forest City. 
Moss, N. H., Cherryville. 
Mull, W. B., Camp Creek. 
Mullinax. T. H., Grover. 
Mimn, D. C, Flinty. 
Murchison, C. M., Penelope. 
Myers, I. T., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Myers, W. W., Round Mountain. 
Myers, D. R., Salisbury. 
Myers. T. C, Martin. 
Myers, A. A., Round Mountain. 
Myers, J. W., Round Mountain. 
Moss. T. J., Forest City. 

Naugle, J. B., Clarissa. 
Naylor, M. W., Giles' Mills. 
Nelson, E. R., Hendersonville. 
Nelson, J. H., Patterson. 
Newton, W. C, Greensboro. 
Newton, I. T., Brevard. 
Newton, J. B., Fort Barnwell. 
Newton, J. D., Thomasville. 
Newton, B. F., Ca?sar. 
Nichols, W. E., Tracadia. 
Nobles, J. W.. Selma. 
Norcutt, B. F., Charlotte. 
Norman, M. A., Alice. 
Norris, H. W., Cosma. 

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Norris, Isaac, Crusoe. 
Norris, John, Sweetwater. 

Norton, J. E., 

Norton, J. H., Venable. 
Nowell, W. C, Nashville. 

Oldham, S. W., Holly Springs. 
Olive, J. B., Swansboro. 
Olive. W. C, Apex. 
Oliver, P., Dalton. 
Ollis, W. H., Spear. 
Oneill, G. G., Enfield. 
Orr. G. W... Robbinsville. 
Orrell. N. B., Abbott's Creek. 
Osmet, J. R., Dallas. 
Overby, R. R., Belcross. 
Overton, W. C, Harreisville. 
Owen, S. C., Candler. 
Owen. J. C, China. 
Owen, J. H., Fidelity. 
Owen, J. "it., Glenville. 
Owen. J. R., East Fork. 

Pace, J. R., Oxford. 
Page, J. M., Steaclman. 
Page, S. C, Godwin. 
Page. Wiley M., Falcon. 
Painter, J. P., Canto. 
Palmer, R. L., Leander. 
Parks. E. L., Lisbon. 
Parker, C. J. D., Durham. 
Panther, J. P., Quallatown. 
Pardeu, A. T., Wilkesboro. 
Parham, S., Mascot. 
Paris, T. W., New Castle. 
Parrish, M. E., Salisbury. 
Patton, H. P., Saluda. 
Patton. R. L.. Morganton. 
Paul, C. B., Swansboro. 
Payne, J. M.. Blowing Rock. 
Payseur, J. J., Wilmington. 
Pearce, E. S., Merry Hill. 
Peek. I. T., Cullasaja. 
Pendergrass. J. R., Franklin. 
Penick, W. S., Elizabeth City. 
Pennell, A. N., Avillar. 
Peebles, G. W., Glady. 
Perkinson, L. C., Wise. 
Peterson, C. D., Dalila. 
Phillips, H. ; Nettle Knob. 
Phillips, John, Beech Creek. 
Phillips, Wm., Mt. Airy. 
Phillips, J. L... Houck. 
Phillips, J. B.. Collettsville. 
Pierce. E. S., Pantego. 
Pinner, R., Faust. 
Pippin. A. A.. Wakefield. 

Pitchford. J. A., Littleton. 
Pittman, A. R., Rennert. 
Pittman. A. E. C, Rennert. 
Piatt, J. T., Warne. 
Plemmons, B. B., Spring Creek- 
Plemmons, James, Big Pine. 
Pless. M. W., Crusoe. 
Poe, E. A., Cora. 
Ponder, W. M., Faust. 
Pool, E. Y., Bethel Hill. 
Pool, C. C, Partee. 
Pool, D. W., Vashti. 
Pope, W. L., Elm Grove. 
Porter, S. J.. Fayetteville. 
Porter, W. F., Dehart. 
Porter, C. W., Elm City. 
Porter, A. H., Orton. 
Posten. R., Camp Call. 
Potter, W. J., Elk Park. 
Powell, J. W., Rocky Mount. 
Powell. L. L., East Fork. 
Powers. J. H.. Mt. Airy. 
Presler. M. D. L., Monroe. 
Prevatt, F. A., Lumberton. 
Prevatt, John, Mars Hill. 
Prewett, N., Knob Creek. 
Privette. I. T., Wilkesboro. 
Proffit. M. S., Democrat. 
Pruett, L. R., Charlotte. 
Pruitt, Julius.Connelly's Springs. 
Pruitt. Berry. Knob Creek. 
Pruitt. G.. Penelope. 
Pruitt. Wm., Robbinsville. 
Pugh. J. M., Randleman. 
Pulliam, J. G.. Lenoir. 
Putnam. J. W.. Magnetic City. 
Putnam. D. F.. Cherryville. 

Queen. Cicero, Casar. 
Queen. A. C. Tuckaseigee. 
Queen. B. N., Cathey. 
Queen. J. H., Bryson City. 
Queen. L. E., Cowarts. 
Queen. W. H. Oconalufty. 
Queen. Thos. H. ; Alice. 

Ramsbottom, C. F., Chadbourn. 
Ramsey, Garret. Marshall. 
Reaves, E. S., Statesville. 
Rector. J. A.. Morganton. 
Reddish. W. H.. Morganton. 
Redwine. J. F., Fork Church. 
Reece. J. N.. Galloway. 
Reed. J. A.. Hughes. 
Reed. W. W., Alice. 
Reedy, E. W.. Rugbey. Va. 
Reese. J. V., Cruso. 



Reid, T. M., Hughes. 
Rhodes, J. R., Saluda. 
Rice, G. B., Hanging Dog. 
Rickard, D. V., Columbia. 
Rich, J. H.. Bell Haven. 
Rich, W. H., Lexington. 
Richardson, J. B., High Point. 
Rickman, P. R., Leatherman. 
Riddle, B. B., Pensacola. 
Riddle, H. B., Big Pine. 
Riddle, J., Beaver Creek. 
Rivenbark, W. B., Wake Forest. 
Roberts, Creed, Berlin.. 
Roberts, D. J., Cherry Lane. 
Roberts, D. J., Trap Hill. 
Roberts, L. C, Sexton. 
Robbins, D. P., Winnabow. 
Robertson, W. A. Barnardsville. 
Robeson, H. S., Shallotte. 
Rogers, M., Bushnell. 
Rollins, B. F., Elkin. 
Rose, J. W., Bethel. 
Ross, A. M., Kings Mountain. 
Rowell, J. E., Cleon. 
Rowell, S. J., Cleon. 
Roy, W. H., Paint Fork. 
Royall, W. B., Wake Forest. 
Royal, F. M., Ching Kiang, Cbina. 
Royal, R., Kelly. 
Ruppe, John, Byarsville. 

Sales, J., Mount Tabor. 
Sams, J. F., Cane River. 
Sandling, R. C, Clinton. 
Saunders, B., Lilesville. 
Scarborough, C. W., Murfrees- 

Scott, J. J., Branchville. 
Scotten, A. K., Coleridge. 
Seagraves, W. M., Jonesville. 
Sears, D. R., Siler City. 
Seagle, L. M., Spring Creek. 
Sellers, J., Supply. 
Sentell, R. A., Clyde. 
Settle, J. F., Byrd. 
Settlemyer, G. W., Henrietta. 
Setzer, A. W., Morehead City. 
Shaver, J. M., Dealville. 
Shaw, J. A., Creswell. 
Sheets, Henry, Lexington. 
Shell, P. J., Gibbs. 
Shell, J. T., Petra Mills. 
Shell, J. W., Petra Mills. 
Shell, L. C, Jonas Ridge. 
Shelly, N. A., Catharine Lake. 
Shepherd, J. J., Brindletown. 
Sherrill, T. C. Jumbo. 

Sherwood, J. J. L., Yerger. 
Shinn, J. L., Mooresville. 
Shoaf, R. L., Linney. 
Shumate, James, Delphia. 
Silver, E. D., Newdale. 
Silver, Edmond, Micaville. 
Simmons, S. F., Jonesville. 
Sims, A. H., Kings Mountain. 
Skinner, T. E., Raleigh. 
Sledge, J. W., Stallings. 
Sluder, M. M., Juno. 
Smiley, J. S., Swain. 
Smith, A. B., Murphy. 
Smith, James A., Fair Bluff. 
Smith, Forrest, Louisburg. 
Smith, J. E., Concord. 
Smith, J. F., Ozark. 
Smith, J. W., Wake Forest. 
Smith, J. L., Siler City. 
Smith, W. A.. West Durham. 
Snider, D. A., Wingate. 
Snider, J. W., Wingate. 
Snider, J. S., Louisville, Ky. 
Soles, J., Mount Tabor. 
Sorrell, W. M., Cary. 
Sothern, F. P., Inanda. 
Sparks, W. H., Ball Creek. 
Sparks, J. C, Ball Creek. 
Speight, T. T., Lewiston. 
Speight, J. A., Ahoskie. 
Spence, J. P., New Bern. 
Spence, J. R., Polk. 
Spencer, M. S., Hickory. 
Spilman, B. W., Raleigh. 
Springfield, Robt., Granger, S. C. 
Sprinkle, A. J., Fulton. 
Spruill, G. E., Franklinton. 
Staley, W. F., Asheville. 
Stallings, J. N., Salisbury. 
Stallings, N. P., Hertford. 
Stamey, A., Bliss. 
Stamey, E. A., Lineback. 
Stamey, J. G., Balsam Grove. 
Stanley, C, Nye. 
Stanley, G. F., Loris, S. C. 
Stanley, N., Barnesville. 
Stanley, J. F., Graybeal. 
Stanberry, J. S., Almond. 
Standridge, H. C, Hiawassee.Ga. 
Stephens, M. A., Lumberton. 
Stephenson, R. S., Raleigh. 
Staton, J. S., Zirconia. 
Staton, M. M., Saluda. 
Staton, J. A., Zirconia. 
Stewart, J. L., Clinton. 
Stoker, A. P., Denton. 
Stone, C. H., Haystack. 

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Stough, A. L., Pinevillle. 
Stradley, J. A., Oxford. 
Stringfield, O. L., Raleigh. 
Summey, J. A., Hannersville. 
Suttle, J. W., Sniithfield. 
Sutton, J. D., Painter. 
Swain, S. D., Mocksville. 
Swain, V. M., River Hill. 
Swain, E. L.. Shallotte. 

Tatum, E. F., China. 
Talbirt, W. T., Concord. 
Taylor, J. R., Bayboro. 
Taylor, C. R., Louisville, Ky. 
Taylor, A. J., Chinquapin. 
Taylor, C. E., Jefferson. 
Taylor, C. E., Wake Forest. 
Taylor. E. L., Rutherfordton. 
Taylor, T. J., Warrenton. 
Teeter, E. D., Locust Level. 
Tew, John 0., Fayetteville. 
Tew, J. W., Iredell. 
Tew, D. T„ Clinton. 
Thomas. A. B., Sylva. 
Thomas, C. A. G., Thomasville. 
Thomas. I. W., Lenoir. 
Thomas, James C, Bandana. 
Thomas, K., Ledonia. 
Thorn, J. B., Ferry. 
Tipton, B. C, Fairfax. 
Tipton, S. D.. Burnsville. 
Tolar, J. N., Beaufort. 
Toney, B. W., Caroleen. 
Town send, J. T., Carmichael. 
Treadway, E. R., Cove Creek. 
Treadway, R. F., Shelby. 
Trivett, J. W., Dark Ridge. 
Tucker, Elihu, Bud. 
Turner, E. W., Richmond Hill. 
Tuttle, J. F., Elizabeth City. 
Tyree, W. C, Durham. 

Upchurch, C. A., Ewing. 
Utley, C. H., Cooleemee. 

Vannoy, W. II., Hamptonville. 
Vann. R. T., Raleigh. 

Vaughan, L. D., 

Vernon, J. H., Wake Forest. 
Vestal, M. H., Jonesville. 
Vines. J. F., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Vines, W. M. Asheville. 
Vinson, J. D., Scaly. 
Vipperman.J. H., Pilot Mountain. 
Vipperman, J. L., Dallas. 

Waff, W. B., Reynoldson. 
Walker, J. N., Rutherfordton. 
Walker, N., Newcastle. 
Wallen, S., Big Laurel. 
Waller, Jesse, Marshall. 
Walton, M. C., Burgaw. 
Wallace, W. C, Carolina, S. C. 
Ward. W., Asheville. 
Ward, Benjamin, Marines. 
Washburn, D. G., DePew. 
Warren, T., Rugby, Va. 
Watson, W. F., Gastonia. 
Watson, T. D., Oconalufty. 
Watson, J. W., Gath. 
Waycaster, J. R., Estatoe. 
Weatherman, J. G., Jennings. 
Webb, G. M., Shelby. 
Webster, G. B., Pactolus. 
Welborn, T. M., Trap Hill. 
Wells, C. G., Spencer. 
Welch, D. H., Balsam. 
West, J. H., Downsville. 
West, W. C, Fayetteville. 
Weston, E. L., Haw River. 
Wheeler, Z. W., New Light. 
Wheelous, Z. W., Grissom. 
Whisnant, E. S., Maiden. 
White, J. A., Taylorsville. 
White, J. M., Apex. 
White, G. W., Rockyhock. 
White, M. P., Phoenix. 
White, R. T., Seaboard. 
Whitener, P. A., Morganton. 
Whiteside, Z. T., Uree. 
Whiteside.W.M., Rutherfordton. 
Whitley, A. E., Round Mountain. 
Whitlock, L. A., Porter. 
Wiggins, A., Bryson City. 
Wilcox, A. G., Brinkleyville. 
Wilcox, William, Todd. 
Wilcox, A., Caldwell. 
Wild, J. M., Walnut Run. 
Wild. J. R., Big Pine. 
Wilhoit, G. 0., Ansonville. 
Wilkins, W. E., Clyde. 
Williams, A. J., Zephyr. 
Williams, B. B., Harrellsville. 
Williams, C. C, Royal. 
Williams, J. M., Clover. 
Williams, O. P., Yellow Creek. 
Wilson, L. A., Sutherland. 
Wilson, L. C, Hattie. 
Wilson, Samuel, Bee Log. 
Wilson, W. H., Madison. 
Wood, T. G., Belcross. 
Wood, E. M., Cisco. 



Woodall, W. H., Mars Hill. 
Woodruff, C. E., Hickory. 
Woodson, C. J., Shelby. 
Woodard, J. S., Needmore. 
Wooten, E. W., Clarkton. 
Wooten, F. T., Salemburg. 
Wright, N., Lark. 
Wright, J. W., Felts. 
Wright, T. S., Rockingham. 

Wyatt, W. J., Perth. 

Yarborough, A., Lexington. 
Yarborough, J. A., Bryson City. 
Yates, M., Morrisville. 
Yoder, S. B v Otto, 
bounce, Jacob, Parrish. 
Younce, Solomon, Sweetwater. 
Young, A. W., Scaly. 




Place of Meeting. 

Alfred Doekery . 
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Greenville. Pitt County 

Rogers' X Roads, Wake Co.— 

Chapel, Chatham Co.. . 

Cartledge's Creek, Richmond 


Cashie, Bertie County 

Union Camp Ground. Rowan 

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County Line, Caswell County- 
May's Chapel, Chatham Co . do 

Brown's, Sampson County do 

Grassy Creek, Granville Co do 

Johnston Liberty, Johnston Co do 

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Meherrin, Hertford County Thomas Meredith 

Boiling Springs, Henderson Co do do 


Patrick W. Dowd.. 



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Recording Secretaries. 

R. S. Blount 


A.J. Battle 

Amos J. Battle. 


James McDaniel. 







J. J. Finch. 

Raleigh . Alfred Doekery 

do Thomas Meredith.-. 

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Friendship. Cumberland Co— Alfred Doekery 

Rockford, Surry County do ... 

Oxford -- James MeDaniel 




New Bern 

Fayetteville . 
Warrenton _. 



Hertford ! do 

Raleigh do 

Charlotte do 

Goldsboro do 

Raleigb do 

Wake Forest do 

Raleigh do 

Warrenton do 

Forestville do 

Raleigh do 

Wilmington , — do 

Goldsboro --- do.—---- 

Hillsboro - Samuel G. Mason — 

New Bern W.T.Brooks 

; Raleigh do 

Charlotte do 

Fayetteville do 

Warrenton ... do_____ 

Wilmington J. M. Heck 

Shelby John Kerr 

Raleigh £ M. Cooke 

Durham John Kerr 

Charlotte Wm.A. Graham, Jr. 

Oxford Needham B.Cobb— 

Goldsboro do 


Warrenton . 





Greensboro . 
Henderson - 


Goldsboro R-H. Marsh. 

Raleigh — — do 

John B. White 

J. J. Finch 

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N.J. Palmer 

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A. McDowell 

George W.Johnston. 
J. B. Solomon 





T. Brooks 

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J. D. Hufham 

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do C. E. Dunn. Assistant 

... do W. J. Palmer 

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J. L. Carroll, G. W. Sanderlin 

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N. B Cobb, N. B. Broughton 

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do F. R. Underwood— 

J. D. Huf ham, F. R. Underwood — 

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do Wm. Bia:gs 

Wm. Biggs, George W. Greene. 

do N.L.Shaw 

do N. B. Broughton— 

do W. L.Wright 

N. B. Broughton, N. L.Shaw 

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W. II. Pace 


L. L. Polk do 

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Elizabeth City do.. 

Charlotte do_. 

Greensboro — do.. 

Morgan ton do.. 

Oxford. . do.. 

Greenville do.. 

A.shevllle do_ 

Raleigb do.. 

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Corresponding Secretary. 


Preacher of Introductory 

John Armstrong 

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Henry Austin 


Samuel Wait. 
John Armstrong. 
Wm. P. Biddle. 

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Wm. Hill Jordan 

William Roles 

Amos J. Battle. 


(Minutes mutilated.) 
John Kerr. 

John Armstrong. 

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James S. Mims. 
John Armstrong. 
J. J. Finch. 

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Wm. Hill Jordan. 
J. J. Finch. 

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Eli Phillips. 
R. McNabb. 
G. M. Thompson. 
W. T. Brooks. 

S.J.Wheeler — 


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John B. White. 

A. McDowell 

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Wm. Hooper. 
James McDaniel. 
R. I. Devin. 
A. McDowell. 

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(President reviewed history 

of Convention.) 
T. E. Skinner. 


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T. H. Pritchard. 


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B. F. Marable 

S. S. Biddle 

James S.Purelby. 


H. Petty. 

N. B.Cobb.Supt. Army Colp. and Miss. 
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H. Petty. 

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W. M. Wingate. 
A. McDowell. 

W. T. Walters, Cor. Se^. State Miss. B'rd. 
do Sec. State Miss. Board 


J. B. Hardwick. 

Jas. P. Boyce of S. Carolina. 


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John Mitchell. 

J. D. Hufham - 


William Rovall. 

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John G. Williams 

W.M. Wingate. 



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R. H. Marsh. 
C. T. Bailey. 

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H. A. Brown. 


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N. B.Broughton . 

T. W. Babb. 
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J. A. Mundy. 

Jordan Womble, Jr 


R.H. Griffith. 

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T.E. Skinner. 



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John T. Pullen 

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Fabius H. Briggs 

W. S. Grandy 

J. D. Boushall . . 


A . G. McManaway. 

J. M. McManaway. 
R. T. Vann. 
H. W. Battle. 

B. Cade. 
J. S. Dill. 

T. H. Pritchard. 
Thomas Hume. 
J. S. Hardaway. 
J. W. Carter. 

John E." WhitelHIIIII 


A. M.Simms. 

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J. B. Richardson. 
A. C. Barron. 
R. T. Vann. 
W. M. Vines. 

Livingston Johnson 

W T . C. Tyree. 




Reported Contributions. 








Brier Creek 
Brushy Mountain- 
Buncombe Co 


Cape Fear-Columbus 


Catawba River. 
Cedar '.reek 





Flat River.... 
French Broad 
Green River 
Haywuod Co 

Kings Mountain 


Liberty-Ducktownf - 

Little River 

Mecklenburg and Ca 

Mitchell County 
Mount Zion 


New Found 

Pee Dee 


Pilot Mountain... __ 



Sandy Creek 

Sandy Run 

South Fork 

South River 
South Yadkin.. 


Stone Mountain 
Stony Fork 

Tar River 

Tennessee River 

Three Forks 



West Chowan. 

1,223. 123216.237. OS 30.407.30 38, 069. 14290,733.52 

♦ Churches in Tennessee not included. 

ar-('oltimhiis " have ioinpri' t.hls njumpln 

t Eleven other churches, figures included in "Cape 
Fear-Columbus." have joined this association. 

Note.— This table is taken from the minutes of the Southern Baptist Convention for 1901, 
giving the figures for 1900. 

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